A State Fit for the 21st Century

‘Knowledge will forever govern over ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power that knowledge gives.’  James Madison

A meeting to discuss the nature and shape of a reconstituted Scottish state.

Now that the Scottish Parliament has committed itself to independence, and to the notion that sovereignty rests with the people, it is essential to consider what sort of state the people feel is desirable.

Enjoy a distinguished panel including Lesley Riddoch, Gerry Hassan, Elliot Bulmer, Willie Sullivan, Mike Small, Ross Martin and Patrick Harvie at a Question Time style meeting to discuss the issues. Each speaker will outline the elements of a Scottish state that they feel are important; then there will be opportunities to put questions to the panel.

The meeting is sponsored by the Constitutional Commission, a non-partisan, independent charity. One of the main aims of the Commission is to spread understanding of constitutional matters across the country.

Committee Room 1 of the Scottish Parliament.

Thursday 28th June, 2012.  Doors open at 1800 for 1830 start, and the meeting will close at 2000.

Categories: Commentary, Common Good, Events


4 replies

  1. Starting the conversation is important so this is a good progression. Hopefully they will tackle the issue from the human rather than structural angle.

  2. Is it first come first serve or is this event ticketed?

  3. I have just came across this. Unfortunately not able to attend this event. Will it be filmed and if so made available online?

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