Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Thanks to Scots, MPs may have to up the ante

CAN we afford to live with our existing political paradigm if Britain's back is broken by the Scots later this year?

Being fit for use and/or purpose opens up a political scientist's Pandora 's Box; but consider the possibilities.

What if direct democracy be comes the norm and MLAs are bypassed for issues considered too important for them?

What if we focused on making this country healthy for all of us, instead of idolising a historical relic?

What has Sinn Fein (or others) got to offer me if I am a unionist? What has the DUP (or others) got to offer me if I am a humanist?

The times they are a-changin'.

PHILIP McNEILL

Lisburn, Co Antrim

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