The Slog wrote:
EU centrals banks are, I see, reduced to laundering money through the IMF for bailout lending. And Portugal’s six biggest banks give the government there a ‘one-off’ payment to write off this year’s deficit expansion.
That’ll be the same one-off payment they gave them last year, then. A descent into madness, I’m afraid…all in De Nile without a paddle….
Easy. Next time don’t vote for any political party. Vote for an independent candidate. A parliament made up only of independents would place the voter right back in the driving seat where they belong.
Now isn’t that interesting because it is precisely what we’re advocating. The stick-it note is brilliant because there’s no control over it. You might be in a library and as you get up to leave, the stick-it note accidentally remains behind. No defacing, no vandalism, no organized protest, no handle anyone can get on you.
You might whisper it to the person on the train near you or slip it into an otherwise innocuous question at a business meeting. “In the light of this movement for Saying No to the Big Three parties at next year’s council elections, do we have a policy on that? Do we fear it.”
Or whatever. In questions to the Prime Minister, it could be slipped in. Talkback radio is a great medium. You phone up to answer the quiz question and it just slips out.
Or you can do as I did on Saturday. I waited until the boss was downstairs with me and the shop was crowded and then asked her what she thought of this campaign against the Big Three? She was in the middle of a job but came back two minutes later and asked what I was talking about.
I explained simply and that’s what we must always do – keep it simple. Naturally, everyone in the shop heard it. There were 18 to 20 in there at the time. One started to protest, saying there’d be chaos but another rebutted that with our own litany of what’s wrong and that no one cares for us, the common man. One said he’d once voted for the Monster Raving Loony Party and that he missed Lord Sutch so well done and good luck with this campaign.
The boss said, “You do like stirring, don’t you?”
There were many not speaking who were nodding or at least not looking away in disgust. There might have been a few who hadn’t considered it. One person objected. “But who else is there to vote for?”
“Look at your own constituency – who the independents are or it could be one of the other parties. The main thing is that you are being ripped off by those in Westminster now and it hasn’t changed for years.
No one took issue with that – no one. However, I got off the topic quickly as it doesn’t do to overdo it. That’s one little man on a Saturday. Imagine if ten thousand did this up and down the country.