Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Democracy reaches the Channel Islands

The BBC reports:
The UK Privy Council has approved proposed changes to the governing body of a Channel Island which still operates a feudal system of government.

Sark's ruling body, the Chief Pleas, breaches the European Convention of Human Rights because landowners have got a seat automatically for 450 years.

The Chief Pleas had already approved new reform laws to introduce a 28-member elected chamber.

The Privy Council decision means the modernisation can now go ahead.
Now for Jersey.

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