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For the Majority,

not the Minorities

Why can't there be a party that gets 60% of the electorate's vote? We all have different views but there are plenty of views shared in common by at least 60% of people.

In opinion polls you include the 'dont knows' - or the poll is meaningless. So in analysing actual election results, you must include the 'no-shows' - those who stay at home instead of voting. They're just as important as the ones who turn out to vote. So percentages must be based on the whole electorate, not just those who vote. Non-voters are NOT lazy young people who can't be bothered to get off the sofa - they're people who would LIKE to vote - if only there was a party / candidate they could support! They in effect DID vote - for 'none of the above'.

In the 2017 snap election called by Theresa May to 'improve' her position, but which turned out a disaster for her, the Tories were marginally the most popular party but with just 29% of the electorate's votes. And Labour who came second, got 27% of the electorate. No party gets even half the electorate's support - nowhere near! This continues the trend for the last 40 years . Is it any surprise when you look at how out of touch ALL of Parliament's MPs are, with ordinary people?

a new party for the centre

We need a populist party . A popular party, a people's party, to represent the majority who don't identify with the establishment parties of 'right' and 'left'. With new populist policies from the centre, a party for the centre ground, for the political MAINSTREAM.

SUPREME SHAMBLES ....

Judges' ruling reverses 350 years of progress -

shows why we need a proper constitution NOW

We've been gradually taking the Monarch's political power away, since the 17th century. The shock 24 September ruling that the Queen has the power to refuse a request from the Prime Minister , is a frightening step backwards for democracy.

MAINSTREAM is the ONLY party in the UK with a policy to remove all political power from the Royals, WITHOUT abolishing the monarchy or becoming a republic.

And with an election only weeks away, NONE of the main parties has any policy to create the proper written constitution we so badly need.

WHY WAS PARLIAMENT RE-CONVENED?

Boris Johnson broke no written law: he acted illegally because he broke the "spirit of the law", our unwritten constitution of parliamentary procedure; because his prorogation wasn't for a valid reason, but to get a political advantage in Parliament. But why did Parliament reconvene on 26 September? The Supreme Court never ordered this. They just ruled "Parliament was never prorogued". Since there was never a prorogation, the situation returns to as it was before Johnson's shutdown. That means we should now be in, not a prorogation but a RECESS. (Unlike prorogations, which are a government decision, recesses have to be approved by MPs, and they had already approved a recess of 16 September to 4 October, for the conference season. )

MPs can't just "decide among themselves" to drift back into the House of Commons - this is a major legal decision. Who told them to go back? The rumours are, it was Speaker John Bercow. Can the Speaker order the reconvening of Parliament? NO, of course he can't; his role is only to be an impartial referee (which he isn't), in Commons debates.

So could it be that John Bercow himself, has now broken our "unwritten constitution" - and could his order to reconvene, now be challenged at the Supreme Court? An interesting question.

 

The BREXIT CHAOS of our 'MENTAL' PARLIAMENT

proves our present 650 MPs are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE and we need a completely new party.

 

The past year of Brexit chaos at Westminster has made our Parliament the laughing-stock of Europe and the world. Is it any wonder the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world, don't know what to make of us? They can't decide whether to laugh at our parliamentary chaos - or to just be appalled !

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Tory Home secretary Sajid Javid

"No single solution to knife crime"

We've got a knife-crime emergency. Every week the toll of knife stab victims mounts; and every week our knobhead politicians like Javid, come up with another "new plan" which is going to work. more...

 

MAINSTREAM - a brief history

MAINSTREAM is a small, new political party - founded in 2005 and based in the West Midlands. The idea of MAINSTREAM is to try and re-create, what we always had up to about 40 years ago - a party capable of getting majority support - i.e., the support of more than 50% of voters, in an election.

Our Parliamentary system of first-past-the-post is not going to change any time soon: it was confirmed by a people's vote in the 2011 referendum. We're keeping it. Right now it's not working well - but that's not down to the system : It's down to the useless collection of politicians, and political parties, which have taken over our politics. They're all totally out of touch with ordinary people, representing only powerful and rich minorities and pressure groups. Their ideas about what's right and wrong, what's sensible and what's sick - don't come from the grass roots or from working people - they come from snooty intellectual think-tanks based in North London.

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EUChanging the EU from the inside is IMPOSSIBLE. Now we can put pressure on them from OUTSIDE, to return to the original Free-Trade, free movement zone, an assembly of sovereign states each with its own laws and parliament, WITHOUT any EU 'directives' and 'European Parliament'

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