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Common misunderstandings

Important messaging points to get right

Do say: UK-wide citizens' assembly
Don't say : National citizens' assembly
Only the United Kingdom government can pass laws on the scale neeeded to address the crisis. The CA must include all 4 nations - Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England

Do say: Publicity and upfront agreement on what will happen with the recommendations
Don't say : Legally binding
To hold a legally binding CA would require an Act of Parliament taking several years. In any case, there is no such thing as legally binding as a future government can always change things. Much more important is public understanding and pressure.

Do say: Different walks of life
Don't say : All walks of life
Although a CA is very diverse, we couldn't possible include every walk of life!