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The chief reason for this is the sentimental social democracy which was introduced by the Labour Party in 1946 and which no other Party has since dared to combat lest it make itself unelectable for lack of votes from a people who have been schooled into a culture of dependency on the State.
Such a state of affairs is abhorrent to Nature and cannot last. Yet no political Party shows any convincing sign that it is capable of mustering the courage to adopt the stringent muscle-strengthening policies necessary to restore the nation to solvency, robust economic health, and confidence in itself and its hard-earned culture.
It has (or had at the time of writing) its own Web site: POWER2010
Perusal of an exchange of emails between myself and the group will explain my disappointment.
We've put together a few videos to show the processes behind
POWER2010 is about the grassroots taking back control of our government. The first step outlined in this video - collecting ideas for reform - has passed, but it nicely encapsulates the character of the campaign. Click below to watch.
After receiving more than 4,000 submissions, we convened a
two-day deliberative event to distill them down to a shortlist of
reforms that could then be voted on. Watch this video to see
the wide array of people who participated in this event.
It's time for us to change politics. Thank you for doing your part.
Thank you for your welcome.
> Here's what you can do:
I respectfully submit that I can do a great deal more than vote for propositions that are put up by people who are already wedded to a rotten system. I would like the opportunity to vote against many of them.
I think your overall idea is potentially magical — but only if it can be released from the strait-jacket of conventional politics.
I have been expressing maverick ideas on my Web site for twenty years now.
Perhaps you would like to have a look at it. You might start with:
There are different ways we could have set out the vote and none are perfect. We chose this as Power2010 is an exercise in engaging people positively around ideas to change our system. So, on this basis we decided to make it a positive vote. If you advocate for several other ideas and get people to vote on them then you'll achieve the same aim as voting negatively and you'll push off the ideas you don't want.
If you would like to write a blog post for our website to express your ideas then please let us know. Please contact my colleague a firstname.lastname@example.org
After 4,500 submissions and more than 100,000 votes, I'm
pleased to announce the POWER Pledge:
1) Introduce a proportional voting system. 2) Scrap ID cards and roll back the database state. 3) Replace the House of Lords with an elected chamber. 4) Allow only English MPs to vote on English laws. 5) Draw up a written constitution.
To sign the POWER Pledge you don't have to agree with all five reforms. You need only be in favour of a majority of the ideas — and a reforming Parliament that will act on them.
This is your manifesto for a better Britain — thank you so much for your help and support.
Now we need to let the politicians know we're serious —
click below to sign the POWER Pledge and add your name to
our call for change.
We couldn't have come this far without your support — and we'll continue to need it — but POWER2010 is growing.
If you haven't already, you'll soon hear from one of our regional organisers. They'll be taking the POWER Pledge out to the whole country.
We're fully staffed and will be launching a huge campaign —
this is your moment to change politics. For good.
Thank you, and best wishes,
Pam Giddy Director POWER2010
>After 4,500 submissions and more than 100,000 votes, I'm pleased to announce the POWER Pledge:
1) Introduce a proportional voting system.
And vote for irresponsible, unaccountable, chameleon political parties instead of individuals of trustworthy character?
2) Scrap ID cards and roll back the database state.
And enable criminals and other people of dubious integrity to take refuge in anonymity?
3) Replace the House of Lords with an elected chamber.
And get more here-today-gone-tomorrow self-serving political demagogues to replace representatives of long-established dynasties with a long-term interest in maintaining stable responsible government for the benefit of current and future generations?
4) Allow only English MPs to vote on English laws.
Do you mean "English", or representatives of English constituencies — many of whom now speak with un-English accents?
5) Draw up a written constitution.
And turn the UK into a lawyers' happy hunting ground — like the USA?