For the Majority,
not the Minorities
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.
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'.
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
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.
ruling reverses 350 years of progress -
shows why we need a proper constitution NOW
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.
is the ONLY party in the UK with a policy to remove all political
power from the Royals, WITHOUT abolishing the monarchy or becoming
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
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
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
our present 650 MPs are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE and we need a completely
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 !
Tory Home secretary Sajid Javid
"No single solution to knife crime"
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...
- a brief history
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.
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.