Labour MPs seek Brexit consensus with citizens' assembly plan

Labour MPs seek Brexit consensus with citizens' assembly plan
 

MPs pushing for a citizens’ assembly, to try to forge a Brexit consensus, are exploring ways to put the idea to parliament in an amendment next week.
The chief proponents of the idea, the Labour MPs Stella Creasy and Lisa Nandy, have been campaigning for an assembly similar to those held in Ireland and Canada to tackle thorny political topics such as abortion legislation.
The plan would involve 500 members of the public, facilitated by experts, and attempt to reach a consensus for the path ahead. Group members are selected at random but representative of the demographics of the UK.
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16 January 2019 in Politics, Views: 57
Source: Guardian
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