IMO: How a Republican Government Would Work in the UK

Recently, There Has been some talk over the queen stepping down to allow Prince Charles to become king. Despite the falsehood, the republican movement has continued to question the need for a monarchy.

Today I thought that what if the Republican movement wins? What would we have to a head of state? Well to answer that we have two real options for the republican UK.

The first option is that we have a President and an Executive Cabinet. Similar to that of the USA. Rather than having a Prime Minister who is the leader, The President would be the head of state and in change.

This would mean that the UK would abandon the Westminster System of democracy in favour of a Congressional style system. Where the Commons would be the House of Representatives and the Lords would be the Senate.

This sort of system would require years of discussion and changes our unwritten constitution. As seen in Turkey it won’t be until 2019 until President Erdogan gets rid of the Prime minister.

The Second option would be the simpler option, We have a President as the figurehead of the country. Unlike the First option, the president would have similar powers to the queen but elected and chosen by us.

We’d still have the Westminster system but our government would work like Germany Where the President Just Precedes and the Chancellor or Prime Minister does all the work.

I think if the worst happens and we do get rid of the monarchy, The UK would still be a shining example of democracy. I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. A discussion is welcome in the comments below.

 

This was IMO by Jordan Dodds For Journaling Thoughts

IMO: Why Social media makes us insecure

Every day we use the likes of Facebook Snapchat and Twitter, Regardless of where we are in the world, we have our portable digital lives with us.

Everyone on occasion will ask other people what they think of me.Even I am guilty of asking other people of what they think of me. It’s Second nature to ask my boyfriend how do I look? or am I behaving correctly?

It’s Purely ok to be like this but our social media usage has amplified this and is now beginning to start causing problems. Social Media is making us all insecure and worrisome about every aspect of our lives.

It’s Unbelievable the lengths that people go to, in the past two weeks on both Snapchat and Facebook I have had people send me links to a Sarahah page asking to review them.

I looked onto the page and it was asking some very personal questions, asking about the appearance of the person and I just gave up and logged out.

I was genuinely worried about the person, I Spent hours thinking of why someone would be so worked about what everyone else thinks?

Why are we going against everything we have been told from a young age? we were always told to not care about what others think and focus on yourself. That As long as you were happy with who you were then nothing else matters.

It’s the attitude I have every day, I go out the house dressed in tracksuits and a vest and I don’t care what others think to about it.

Why are we always stressing about our outfits and what others think of them? I don’t get on a bus wearing chinos and a dress shirt and think “Oh what does this person think about my outfit” or “what will facebook say?”

My Point is that social media makes us feel insecure, that what we wear is the only thing people judge us on. When really we can’t judge a book by its cover but rather the content inside.

This was IMO by Jordan Dodds For Journaling Thoughts