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If you're sick of the same self-serving politicians looking after their own interests at our expense, join Demarchy! Demarchy calls for the sacking of all politicians, and campaigns for the abolition of party politics, to be replaced with a Demarchy in the UK, where real people have a real voice.

The problems this country faces could be resolved in a much fairer way by allowing the people of Great Britain to directly participate in the democracy of the country. The current electoral system promotes ambitious and self-centred people to high office. Only a certain type of personality thrives on the duplicity needed to advance a political career. Demarchy will give every citizen equal political opportunity, irrespective of their personality, gender, ethnicity, disability or belief. Like jury service, all citizens would be called at random to serve in the government for a fixed period of time. This is known as 'Demarchy'.

Demarchy involves periodically selecting a number of people at random from a cross-section of society to create a representative government based on the needs of the people, not just the rich and well-connected.

The more of us aware of Demarchy, the more people campaigning for it, the more chance we have of influencing the creation of Demarchic assemblies, maybe locally at first, then nationally - so we can take back our country bit by bit.

It's not going to be a quick fix and it's going to be difficult - but this is our solution. Please feel free to help build on it, to recommend improvements, but the ultimate result would be the removal of all politicians from office.

With the majority of the British people wanting such a change, we would have the right to remove the incumbents from parliament - and to replace them with a government by the people, for the people.

 

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Britain cannot afford the spare room subsidy - Telegraph

Britain cannot afford the spare room subsidy - Telegraph | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it
Changes to the Housing Benefit rules are not a bedroom tax but an exercise in fairness, writes Iain Duncan Smith
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Food banks are thriving, much to the government's embarrassment

Food banks are thriving, much to the government's embarrassment | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it
Patrick Butler: Volunteers rallying to distribute food aid to those who can no longer afford to put a meal on the table isn't the big society David Cameron planned
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ESA appeals nightmare confirmed

ESA appeals nightmare confirmed | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

So, if you're too sick to work, you've got to say you're fit to work in order to get financial help whilst waiting for the government to decide whether you are sick?

"Employment and support allowance (ESA) is to be stopped when a claimant challenges a decision that they are fit for work, the government has confirmed. Instead, claimants will be forced to declare themselves fit for work in order to try to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) whilst still asking their GP for sick notes (now called fit notes) to maintain their ESA claim. Only when a mandatory reconsideration has been carried out will the claimant be able to lodge an appeal and once again receive ESA at the assessment rate, until the appeal is decided. There is no limit on how long the DWP can take to carry out a mandatory reconsideration."

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A 'betrayal' of British values: Tories accused of damaging UK’s reputation on human rights

A 'betrayal' of British values: Tories accused of damaging UK’s reputation on human rights | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

Government attacks on human rights legislation were condemned last night as an “unhinged” betrayal of British values, destined to destroy the country’s reputation on the world stage.

 

As the Home Secretary and Justice Secretary separately threatened to draw back from the European Court on Human Rights, the Conservative Party was accused of being in disarray and caving in to the right after its humiliating defeat in the Eastleigh by-election.

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Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns David Cameron to cut the welfare budget, not defence spending

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns David Cameron to cut the welfare budget, not defence spending | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has warned he will resist further cuts to the armed forces in Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review.

After No 10 warned publicly last month that the military would not be immune from further financial retrenchment, Mr Hammond made clear that he would resist anything more than modest “efficiency savings”.

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I'm all right Jack, Sod the rest

I'm all right Jack, Sod the rest | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

The title says it all does it not? Because that is where we are heading as a nation and this and similar images here are a snap shot of what lies ahead, all because of a few millionaires in parliament who cannot see the wood from the trees.

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Oh, dear Dave. Now GPs have turned on you. Time for an exit strategy on the disabled, perhaps?

Oh, dear Dave. Now GPs have turned on you. Time for an exit strategy on the disabled, perhaps? | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it
SONIA POULTON: I appreciate that David Cameron has steadfastly refused to listen to any advice with regards disabled people but he would be foolish to ignore the doctor's votes this week.

 

In this political climate of sycophantic, 'scratch my back' money grubbers, it is always heartening to witness parts of the Establishment break from rank and stand up and prepare to be counted.

So it was this week that I experienced a moment of brief elation when GP's at the British Medical Association's (BMA) annual conference voted unanimously to ditch, and darn sharpish, the Work Capability Assessment (WCA).


This is the not-fit-for-purpose test that is carried out on seriously sick and disabled people to determine who is 'fit for work'.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2149854/Oh-dear-Dave-Now-GPs-turned-Time-exit-strategy-disabled-perhaps.html#ixzz2MuD9kXff
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Public sector job cuts likely to exceed one million, says IFS | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

Public sector job cuts likely to exceed one million, says IFS | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it
Public sector job losses are set to be 300,000 higher by the end of 2017/18 than currently predicted, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies' annual analysis of the government's spending plans.
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Living on a pound a day: global poverty challenge - Channel 4 News

Living on a pound a day: global poverty challenge - Channel 4 News | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it
Could you live on just a pound a day? 1.4 billion people subsist below the poverty line around the world. Now leading chefs are joining a global challenge to raise awareness - and cash.
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Paul Ward's comment, March 6, 2013 4:56 AM
I hate this sort of stunt: Slebs posturing and there's no evidence they do any good. Let them live on a pound a day for a couple of years, then I might change my mind :)
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Stop the NHS privatisation plot

Stop the NHS privatisation plot | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

Jeremy Hunt is planning to force doctors to help him privatise more of our NHS. I've just signed a petition to stop him - click here to sign it too.

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HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver picks up £7.4m package as bank pays out £2.5bn in bonuses despite 6% fall in profits

HSBC boss Stuart Gulliver picks up £7.4m package as bank pays out £2.5bn in bonuses despite 6% fall in profits | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

The record $1.9 billion (£1.2billion) US fine over money laundering and a further $2.3 billion set aside for mis-selling in the UK contributed to Europe’s largest bank HSBC disappointing the market today with an unexpected fall in profits.

The bank’s pre-tax profits fell by 6% to $20.6 billion which was below the average analyst’s forecast of $23 billion.

 

Despite this chief executive Stuart Gulliver still picked up a pay package worth £7.4 million - down from the £8 million he received for 2011.

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Homeless man Daniel Gauntlett dies frozen on doorstep of empty bungalow in Aylesford

Homeless man Daniel Gauntlett dies frozen on doorstep of empty bungalow in Aylesford | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

A tarpaulin, a pillow, a dirty old jacket, a carrier bag and a few worthless items strewn over the veranda of a boarded-up bungalow.

This is where homeless Daniel Gauntlett tried to find shelter through a bitterly cold winter and where, on a freezing night on Saturday, he finally succumbed to the cold.

 

Mr Gauntlett, 35, was found the next morning by a passer-by who spotted his body from the pavement.

 

His belongings still left where he died, residents in Hermitage Lane, Aylesford, reacted with sadness to the news and said Mr Gauntlett had become a familiar sight in the street.

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MPs to get 'holiday' from paying more into their gold-plated pensions leaving the taxpayer to pick up £2million bill

MPs to get 'holiday' from paying more into their gold-plated pensions leaving the taxpayer to pick up £2million bill | Demarchy in the UK | Scoop.it

Taxpayers face a £2million bill after plans to increase the amount that MPs contribute towards their gold-plated pensions were quietly dropped.


The Treasury was expecting a 1.85 per cent rise in contributions to come into play this April – but yesterday the MPs’ expenses watchdog made the surprise announcement that the rise was being suspended.


It means the taxpayer will be forced to plough even more money into MPs’ pensions to plug the gap, at a time when millions are having to tighten their belts to fund higher contributions towards their own pensions.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2285393/MPs-holiday-paying-gold-plated-pensions-leaving-taxpayer-pick-2million-bill.html#ixzz2MaVnMkdB
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