Thursday, June 18, 2015

Around Westminster

News that The Palace of Westminster needs a shed load of money (£3billion) spending on it has been long signposted- I was there earlier in the week (with a minister at DECC, my brother) and it seems to look okay to me but it does need updating and not just the fabric..
Open for business- more public access needed

Perhaps it is  time (or even overdue) for us to radically rethink our democracy and the seat of Government and make the  current (historic) location some monument to earlier democracy  (some say it's this already!)

Let's face it the building although looking Gothic is Victorian and what was radical then is not now -we need greater accountability and a system that serves a 21st Century democracy.
A fantastic statue of Richard I outside the Houses of Parliament  - find out more
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