Irvine Welsh: "The only way to save democracy"

Irvine Welsh SortitionAs usual Irvine Welsh is direct and to the point.

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Mary Beard and Arron Banks want a Citizens' House

This Guardian article says that Mary Beard and Arron Banks want to "draw the House of Lords by lot because it works perfectly well for juries."

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Stephen Fry thinks sortition is "brilliant"

Stephen Fry thinks selecting MPs by lottery would be "a brilliant idea."

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Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd are enthused!

Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd , in a recent podcast, got "incredibly enthused" by sortition and deliberative democracy and think it is a way to bring political change forward.

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Anthony Barnett wants a Citizens' House

Anthony Barnett, the founder of openDemocracy, has called for a Citizens' House to replace the House of Lords as well.

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