A catalyst for change?

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11th Nov 2016

Donald Trump’s stunning victory is the final proof that it is game over for the political elite. First Corbyn, then Brexit and now Trump; all point to a system that is under siege. However, this is not the beginning of the end for our democracy, it is simply the end of the beginning. After we first won the vote, not much more than a hundred years ago, we made a big mistake by giving so much power to political parties. To further their own careers, politicians exploited class warfare to divide and rule but all over the western world voters are now turning on them.

The political elite have marginalised and impoverished their constituents. At the same time, failing education, health care and employment have created a downtrodden class whose hopes and dreams have been crushed. It is little wonder that people have become tired of political tribalism and are now fighting back.

The Free Parliament campaign has set out a new political framework for the UK. All of the component parts are already in place and have been for centuries. All we need will be to overhaul the system so that it works for us rather than against us.

Our campaign was launched in May this year by Lord Digby Jones who commented, “We need a response which is more inclusive because what party political doctrine has done is deliver exclusivity to the establishment. Eventually we will pay a price with disengagement and following disengagement, when you have people who don’t care, it is very easy for bad things to happen.”

The election of Donald Trump as president of the USA is without doubt a game changer and will help to speed reform on its way. For that reason alone, we welcome his election.

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