Following on from an article in The Times, the Sortation Foundation – which campaigns for the abolition of parliamentary democracy - lists the Welsh Government-run Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Parliament and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council as clients.
Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for the Constitution, Darren Millar MS said:
“The Sortation Foundation wants to abolish our democratic system and yet it proudly lists the Welsh Parliament as one of its clients; you couldn't make it up!
“The group campaigns to scrap elections and replace parliaments across the UK with citizens' assemblies, but Wales already has a citizens' assembly, it's called 'The Senedd.'
“We shouldn't be footing the bill for an anti-democracy campaign group, we should be investing taxpayers' money in our schools, hospitals and public services instead.”
The Sortition Foundation campaigns to overhaul the parliamentary system and it’s core aim is to end “adversarial” elections and replace parliament with a “House of Citizens” that would remove peers and elected politicians in favour of installing ordinary citizens into temporary positions of power, who would be chosen using its “democratic lottery”, similar to the jury selection system.