It's good news that not everyone in Britain is sitting stunned and paralysed three weeks after the referendum. The irritating whine from London is diminishing, counter-revolutionaries are working out that any election based on an attempt to overturn the referendum would give Brexiteers an overwhelming majority in Parliament and the Labour party is working out whether it wants to be a protest movement or a political party. My £3 to vote for Corbyn has never been better spent. And now the thinkers are coming into play; the Constitution Reform Group has just published a discussion document that at first read appears to advocate turning the UK into a Swiss-style Federation, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland enjoying autonomy in all but shared functions.
Shared functions, administered by a Westminster Parliament reduced in size, would include The Crown, the Settlement, Defence, National Security, Foreign Affairs, High level economic policy, Currency, Immigration, Citizenship, Extradition, Emergency powers.
Before I come to a view as to how well such proposals will serve to meet my own personal objectives of (a) keeping the United Kingdom as a sovereign kingdom and (b) Big Bang Localism whilst diminishing the malignant power of Whitehall and the chains of central command and control, I need to read the Discussion Paper fully.
And as usual, please share your views - your collective wisdom has a price above rubies!