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.

The Dancing Constitution (no thanks)

Posted by mrdemocracy on 07,08,2008

•On my return from Shanghai, I went to pick up the sample from Marco. Seems like someone having some kind of attack, then settling down to slowly read a rather dull constitution. The dancing isn’t so funny when its not accompanied by a tinny shania twain rip-off, as the original was. Good job we made a sample I guess.

But we were more annoyed with the price. We both left thinking it would cost about 15 Rmb (1.50€, £1.20) a piece, but when we picked it up, he said it costs 27 Rmb (€2.70, £2.17). the problem here is not just that it costs extra, its that we would never have bothered ordering it had we known it would cost so much. He tells me the chip is complicated, because it first the dancing comes on, followed by talking, then pause, then continue. Anyway, it was a waste of both our and their time, we couldn’t have ordered something so expensive had we known, so now we need to work something new out.

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