… Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military
command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses
(Juvenal, Satire 10.77–8
With this from Labourlist's Gaby Toad
Parliament needs to move forward with a firm grip on the fact that British people feel disempowered and hostile towards a perceived unjust, distant and authoritarian Parliament. I’d like to see: Parliament embrace a carnival-esque atmosphere, as a vibrant, down-to-earth hub of activity, campaigns, stalls, exhibitions and protests, with free-flowing information and plentiful chances to watch and learn about Westminster’s workings
They're not going to stop shitting in our faces until we make them stop shitting in our faces, are they?