TALK SHOP - let's talk, let's decide


Imagine a country that draws on the good sense of ordinary people like you and me when making decisions and passing new laws.

TALKSHOP is a new way of discussing and reaching agreement about the issues that really matter to us all - local, national, international. Tricky questions like what should we do about the European Union, or how we should achieve energy security. TALKSHOP is about making sure that everyone has a voice in the matters that concern them - so that democracy works for everyone.

Find out more

Find out how Talk Shop works - how you can contribute to the discussion - hear other's points of view - and deepen your understanding of the issue. Read more here

Taster Video

Get a feel for our events in this 90 second video

How to do it

If you can find a room, publicise the event and get the people there - we'll provide everything else. We can also provide a facilitator, or train you to do that too. Here's how

News & Ideas
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Talk Shop Needs Event Partners

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Democratic Legitimacy

Hi everyone I’m writing a book democracy at the moment. The concept of legitimacy is the element I’m finding it… Read More

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What sort of talk is Talk Shop?

The academics refer to this sort of talk as ‘deliberation’, where people give reasoned arguments for their point of view… Read More