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Politics – reclaim our democracy!

by Iain Donaldson on 25 June, 2016

On Thursday over 17 million British People voted to leave the EU in the belief that their vote was going to restore British Democracy.  How ironic then that the first major impact of their decision was the resignation of the Prime Minister and the announcement that the British political elite of the Conservative Party (which received only 37% of the popular vote at the last General Election) will impose a new Prime Minister on us in 3 months time.

This Prime Minister would be one we have not elected, one who has no mandate to govern and one who quite frankly flies in the very face of British Democracy.

I’ve made a petition – will you sign it?

Click this link to sign the petition:

My petition:

We want Parliament to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election.

The U.K. Government should be elected by the people for the people, and the resignation of a Prime Minister should automatically trigger dissolution of Parliament and a General Election.

Three of our past seven Prime Ministers (James Callaghan, John Major and Gordon Brown) were imposed by Parliament without the popular consent of the people. In a democratic monarchy it is essential that the Prime Minister enjoys the support of the people through a democratic vote and therefore it should be incumbent on our democratic system that Parliament should be dissolved and a General Election held immediately on the resignation of the Prime Minister.