Our Fight for Democracy (535pp)
John Strafford charts the history of democracy from the 6th to the 21st century. He analyses the weaknesses of our democracy today and suggests ways in which it can be improved. At a time when our political system faces moral bankruptcy this book is a much needed contribution to the debate on what can be done to restore the people’s trust.
Among his 69 suggestions are: The House of Commons should be reduced to 450 MPs elected from 150 (three member) constituencies. The people should directly elect the Prime Minister. The Church of England should be dis-established. The Royal Marriages Act 1772 should be repealed.