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ERS in the Press – March 2019

Brexit might be dominating the news, but the rolling constitutional crisis that we call Westminster is still up to its usual tricks. We’ve spent the last month getting press attention for some of our biggest...

Posted 29 Mar 2019

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What is a Citizens’ Assembly?

Citizens’ Assemblies are in the news, from the assemblies that led to the referendums on equal marriage and abortion in Ireland, to demands for a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit to sort out the blockages at...

Posted 24 Jan 2019

What is a citizens assembly

Democracy Matters: Why we need ‘A Better Referendum’

This is a guest blog by Professor Matthew Flinders. The opinions expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Electoral Reform Society.  Life, it would often appear, seems dominated...

Posted 23 May 2016