Tuesday 17 December 2019

A sobering thought at the time of a new parliament.

At this time of a new parliament, with a number of new MPs, it is worth considering these words of George Bernard Shaw.

"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career"

One of the main reasons we are so poorly served by our politicians is that they don't find the time, more importantly sadly even have the inclination to seek help from outside the Westminster bubble so that they can seriously get to grips with the real detail surrounding policy issues. 

The only way to increase the quality of the output from our politicians is to have our six demands in    place which gives the 'People' real power and the mechanisms to both direct and curtail government legislation between elections should a majority so desire.    

Friday 13 December 2019

The election results.

The BIG question, as I thought on seeing the exit poll, is what will Boris now do with his POWER. What I notice is that when given POWER the 'People' know what they want as indicated by the 2016 Referendum, more recently the jury's verdict on Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and now this General Election. Normal people, not those displayed on TV vox pops, know what they want and have more sense than many of our politicians and legacy media (especially the BBC) give them credit for. To improve the governance of this country the 'People' need real POWER all the time which is why we so desperately need our six demands. If the 'People' want permanent POWER then we are all going to have to DEMAND it.

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Election leaflets.

I live in the constituency of Somerset and Frome with my partner, which was formed in 1983, and has been Conservative apart from between 1997-2015 when the Lib Dems won due to the votes that went from the Conservatives to the Referendum Party and later UKIP.   

 The rhetoric and propaganda in election leaflets is getting worse and we have had two each from the Conservatives and Lib Dem candidates and one from the Greens. As yet I haven't seen one from Labour unless I binned it without looking at it! We also each received a personally addressed letter from Boris offering to 'unleash Britain's potential' whatever that means?!

A summary of the actual leaflets tells us that the Conservatives are 'Delivering for Somerset'. The Lib Dems want to 'Stop Brexit.Build a Brighter Future' (not certain what wattage they propose using!) while the Greens say 'Yes to Europe. No to Climate chaos' which for sheer 'tosh' takes some beating as for starters we are being asked to say 'Yes' to Europe and not the EU?

What strikes me is that the parties are largely talking to themselves and not to the public at large. During the campaign they also want to close down the debate to their own pet topics and ignore the really difficult issues facing this country which need to be discussed, debated and of course resolved.

The simple truth is that once elected all governments ignore the 'People' they are meant to serve which is why one of the main planks of our agenda is to give the 'People' real power between elections to control and direct those that seek to govern us.

The aim of all of our six demands is the reform of our governance to give us real democracy being one that gives power to the 'People' along with the mechanisms that will prevent our politicians ignoring us.