Mr Democracy

A written constitution for the UK (made in China)


  • Welcome to Mr Democracy, the story of a British artist who set off to get a written constitution for the UK made.
    Understanding the changing balance of power in the world, and with a nod to Britain’s ‘democratic’ ventures across the world, he chose to get it written in China, and ship it back to the UK.
    Read more under 'about' and in the many blog entries.

One World, One Dream?

Posted by mrdemocracy on 10,07,2008

The biggest set back before I left has been the visa issue. I’ve heard through friends of cases where people had been sent back at the airport on arrival because their passports were bent, because they had a beard, and people who had had their visa aplication rejected 6 consecutive times. So applying on a business visa as an artist with this project seemed risky. Originally I wanted to go for about 3 months, but now the maximum visa being offered, tourist or business, is 1 month. One World One Dream? With the prospect of just getting a one month visa, I need to try to plan more before I go. In the end, Jim Hollington at the British Council in Guangzhou said the best option was to go to Hong Kong, and get a multiple entry visa from there, this way I’ll have flexibility as I don’t have to proove when I’m leaving on entry, and can renew my visa by doing a border run back to Hong Kong.

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