Join us to discuss the sad state of our democracy and what alternatives we can imagine and put into action with Scientist Derek Bates, economist Vicky Pryce and Matthew Taylor, CEO of the RSA
The peoples’ role in how we are governed consists only in putting a cross on a piece of paper once every five years. We live in what is called a Democracy yet we, the electorate have no involvement either in deciding on Government policy or in selecting our representatives.
An Ipsos/Mori poll shows that 80% of us believe our politicians do not tell the truth. Government has yet to recognise that via our mobile phones, emails and websites we can have a genuine democracy.
The Webinar will be facilitated by Christiana Fatoki of VisionPR.
Derek Bates, runs a science based consultancy with over 300 clients all of whom are dissatisfied with government. In ‘Shadows in the Wall’ www.reflective-productions.com (http://www.reflective-productions.com/) he derives an alternative system of government and economic reform.
Matthew Taylor is the chief executive of the RSA and a former Downing Street adviser to Tony Blair. He has blogged over 1,200 times on topics ranging from policy, politics, public service reform and cultural theory to the RSA itself. He is a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Moral Maze, devised and presents the discussion programme, Agree to Differ, which was first broadcast in 2014, and is an occasional presenter of Analysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analysis_%28radio_programme%29).
Vicky Pryce, is a Greek-born British economist, and former Joint Head of the United Kingdom's Government Economic Service. Her recent posts have included: Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting; Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS); and Joint Head of the UK Government Economics Service where she was responsible for evidence based policy and for encouraging measures that promoted greater productivity in the UK economy.
You may wish to read the article by Derek Bates on this on the site Open Democracy that you can find at