Wednesday, 31 December 2014

December competition

Our competitions are open to UK readers only - sorry!

To win one of five copies of Dan Jones' Magna Carta book, just write your answer to this question in the Comments box below:

"If you were designing a Magna Carta for today, what would your first clause be?"

Please also send your answer to maryhoffman@maryhoffman.co.uk so that I can contact you if you win.

Closing date extended to 14th January.

7 comments:

Ruan Peat said...

I loved the Victorian idea of treating others as you would be treated, so I would like the first of a new magana carta to be to treat others well at least as well as you want to be treated, and if you do someone down, that is your punishment, ie if you force someone into bankruptcy you should face the same.

Libby said...

To treat people fairly and with compassion

Marjorie said...

I think my first clause would have to be "to no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice", because, sadly, I don't think that that is as safe, and deeply ingrained, in our culture as we would like to think.

Linda said...

'That in all our laws and customs we promote respect for every person who lives in this land. It is both a duty and a privilege, and is the keystone for peace, prosperity and happiness.'

I'd choose something similar for those abroad, especially those in need, as a following clause.

Elspeth Scott said...

I think I would have to agree with Marjorie. How about

“that every person deserves the same access to justice, the same fair treatment and the same upholding of their human rights and dignity”

younghistorian7 said...

My answer would be no war over religion.

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