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How British Democracy inspired the world

Friday, 9 November 2018      3 –5 pm 

Jubilee Room, House of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA

To reserve your place please register, places limited attendance FREE,          https://bit.ly/2QUSeXW .

Great Britain is a unique country because it’s innovative, forward-oriented and has established people’s power to change or accept the government’s views, deeply rooted in people’s life. The Magna Carta was one of the first “democratic” documents created in 1215 during a reign of King John. Its purpose was to limit the power of the king to collect the tax,  confirmed by the Royal Council which later developed into a Parliament. The democracy, as we know it today,  started in 1832 with the Reform Act of Parliament. The People’s Act in 1918 included women to vote for the first time.  In 1928 all men and women over the age 21 were given the voting rights. The Harold Wilson’s government, in 1969,  gave voting rights to all people of age 18+. Great Britain today is a representative democracy, which means that people choose their representatives in Parliament (MPs) and the Government. Britain became really the Great. Its unique democratic strength was an inspiration to many countries in Europe and the world. As the member of the European Union (1983) Britain also allowed the citizens of EU, who live in Britain, to vote and express their democratic rights. It is a higher concept of democracy and certainly a notion towards globalisation. Medieval Britain was unparalleled in modernisation and creation of the democratic government. It may lead again towards the future concept of democracy.

The Parliament Week event is to instigate a discussion on how British democracy inspired other countries and what was the most attractive concept that British people devised in their effort to improve and develop further the ancient democratic ideas. Our idea for this talk is to include the audience to debate with the panellists what was it that the British democracy has given to the modern world? The panellists and the audience are chosen to represent the different countries and people. We plan to invite the representatives of the British Parliament to express their views.  We aim to hear the different opinions and to try to explore what is our geopolitical direction at this time.