Convinced that ordinary citizens selected at random by a new computer nicknamed RADO - Random Automatic Democratic Order - can run the world's fourth biggest economy just as effectively, she abolishes Parliament as we know it!
Can a hundred and two (one per county) men and women 'good and true' possibly do any worse than the overpaid and over-rated career politicians they replace? Thus the story traces the action of a 'national draw' and subsequent life of the new Parliament. Has the Queen made a huge mistake? Could it work in reality and how would you react if your country needed YOU?
A Very Special Relationship
The random selection of MPs by a new computer nick-named ‘RADO’ has thrilled the nation. It is going to be repeated for a second Parliament.
Against a backdrop of economic recession and dodgy bankers the Queen invites the President of the United States for a State Visit. With his second term in office coming to an end he is easily persuaded to use RADO back home and dissolve the Senate.
In the UK the nation’s mind concentrates on fund-raising for the forthcoming London Olympics. In a ‘credit crunch’ can the country afford to emulate the success of Beijing? Are there more deserving cases than a three week jamboree for a few hundred athletes?
Her Place in the Sun
Australia watched as the UK ditched its career politicians amid a sea of sleaze and corruption.
They were replaced by ordinary citizens selected at random by a new computer nick-named RADO.
Within a few years Uncle Sam followed suit. With a rising tide of indiscretions and scandals rocking Canberra, public opinion from Perth to Parramatta demanded similar change. the new system was working well in the UK and the US. Why shouldn't it work in the 'Lucky Country' too?
The Governor General, Sir John McLeod, flew discreetly to London for a secret audience with her Majesty. Australia would never be the same again.