Tag: Thorvaldur Gylfason

Events in Iceland show that a UK constitutional convention should involve politicians as minimally as possible

Events in Iceland show that a UK constitutional convention should involve politicians as minimally as possible

Following the financial crisis of 2008-2009, the small country of Iceland decided to start afresh, and abandon its existing political and democratic institutions in favour of new, crowd-sourced arrangements.¬†Thorvaldur Gylfason¬†recounts the tale of how this idea was conceived and eventually abandoned thanks to political meddling. The lesson for the UK, he argues, is to keep […]