Friday, 15 May 2009

Parliamentary Expenses

How would you express your opinion about MPs expenses using Interactive Democracy? Would you be demanding a general election, de-selecting parliamentarians, suggesting they all use hotels or offering them a pay rise?
The point is that Interactive Democracy offers a better balance of power between the electors and the elected with fewer opportunities for self serving policies. For example, could the Cabinet fairly debate the housing bubble when members are flipping second homes and MPs are making from it? There must be some balancing power, but the House of Lords doesn't do it. I note that certain Lords may be about to be expelled for their own, separate corruption. A plague on both your houses!
However, this debacle highlights that transparency and truth are just as important to democracy as our rights to vote! Without truth, what are we voting on?

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