Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Why You Have To Vote

This is probably the last blog I'll have time for before the polls open and it strikes me as odd that people still don't seem to "get" what Jury Team are about. They can't get their heads around the idea of a party that's not a party, so entrenched has the propaganda become over the years.

Jury Team is a movement, formed solely and expressly to put an end to the sleaze, the corruption and the anti-democratic practices we have allowed our politicians to slip into. There are too few people today involved in politics with real experience of the world. People like Balls & Milliband predominate - straight from uni to the front bench, with only a few years scheming and conniving behind the scenes in between. These people owe the Party everything and the Party demands their absolute obedience.

If David Cameron stood up tomorrow and announced a plan that would solve the financial crisis, end world poverty, guarantee wealth & health for everybody .... 300 or so Labour MPs would vote against it automatically because it came from the Tory Party. And the same would be true in reverse if Gordon Brown came up with such a plan. This can't go on. We can't continue to allow Party bigotry to literally kill us.

Jury Team lets ordinary people stand against the politicians. This includes you. Instead of reading & writing blogs or whinging on message boards, you can stand and have your view heard. If & when Jury Team candidates get elected, it doesn't matter if they're right wing, left wing, liberal or green, it really doesn't. The only thing that matters is they are legally committed to acting honestly and openly. They may well go off and form alliances or loose groupings but again, they're legally obliged not to follow the orders of such groups.

We'll probably end up with the same mix of political views, perhaps a bit more representative of society's views, but not a lot different. The most important thing is we'll end up with politicians who will first and foremost act in the interests of the people and will do so openly, honestly and with integrity.

The first step in cleaning up politics is to get people in whose first principle is to do as we tell them. Unless we start out with honest people, the system will never change. If we let those tainted by all that's gone before just re-write rule books, we'll see the same kind of scandals a few years down the line. It's not the expenses per se that we mind, it's the type of people who have shown themselves to have such poor judgement in the first place being in a position to damage our society so greatly.

I'm not against UKIP, the socialists or the main parties because of their policies. Many are quite good, sensible policies actually - from all sides of the fence. I'm against them because they won't change the broken system of politics we have.

Voting for any of them won't change a thing.
Not voting won't change a thing.
Spoiling the ballot won't change a thing.

Voting Jury Team begins the change.


  1. Just wanted to wish you all the best for tomorrow Alan.

  2. First up I have to say that you've got my vote tomorrow.

    However, eliminating partisan politics is just the first step, in my view.

    In the UK we need to make the role of MP redundant and disband the Houses of Commons and Lords, replacing all three with something that puts politics right in the forefront of people's lives, allowing them to directly influence short, medium and long term politics.

    There are at least two reasons why the people who don't care (i.e. don't vote) about politics don't care. They don't feel they have any influence and/or they don't understand it - those should be the focus of getting people engaged.

    Then we need to change and educate society so that political decisions are as a natural thing to people as going to the toilet. We have the technology to do this, this is the 21st Century!

    Change is good, but it needs to be far more radical than certainly any politician currently talking about it, yourself included, seems to be implying.

    Good luck tomorrow.


  3. Thanks guys. All I can say is it's a process that starts with a single step.

  4. inpirational. can't vote 4 u, but I'll b voting jury team tomorrow

  5. Good luck Alan! You've been an inspiration.


  6. Fantastic as ever Alan. Best of luck tomorrow - you have the full support of the team in London.


  7. Fantastically well put Alan. Echoing other comments here, you are an inspiration. Good luck tomorrow!

  8. Good luck. And don't give up, whatever tomorrow brings. You've got my vote. Voters have to learn that, when they put their X in a box, they're not voting for a party, but for a real human being. But how many people bother to find out what that human being thinks. And if they do bother to ask, how many times do they get an honest answer, rather than the official party line. That's why I like the Jury Team. The candidates have no party to hide behind, no party to blame when things go wrong, or praise when they go right.

  9. The very best of luck. I'll run this as a guest post on the Old Holborn Blog.

    "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. "


  10. Alan, anyone who reads what you write and thinks about what you say, cannot fail to be moved. I've been following you with interest over the last two weeks. You really are inspirational and whatever happens tomorrow, you should have a great future.

    You have my vote and my warmest regards.

    J. Timpson

  11. You are that rarest of things in politics Alan, an authentic voice. Your passion in the idea of Jury Team shines through every line. We need people like you in politics urgently to help begin the healing that is necessary. It's too late for me to register to vote, but I'll be encouraging my friends and relatives to support Jury Team.

  12. Well said and good luck tomorrow. Got mine, the missus and my sister's votes.

    Well done Old Holborn for using this as a guest post.

  13. I've cast my vote - all the best!

  14. Well done for having the courage of your convictions and standing up to be heard. It's easy to snipe from the sidelines.


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