To listen to the self-described recovering comedian Mark Thomas gather ideas for the People’s Magna Carta from some of my neighbours in my hometown of Winchester, Hampshire.
Among the winning ideas at the audience conversation show was a national maximum wage. A simple, elegant and rather persuasive idea in this, the age of austerity.
Accompanying Mark was Alex Runswick from Unlock Democracy who answered questions that ran into issues with the UK’s voluntary or unwritten constitution. Many of these concerned the notion of rights and responsibilities and what the role of the citizen is.
The pen sketches above and below were speedy five minute renders of both subjects in their listening poses.