Thursday, 24 December 2009

The "Hazel Must Go" Campaign

In response to the MPs' Expenses scandal a group of voters decided to campaign for the resignation of Hazel Blears. She resigned from the cabinet but retains her position in the Labour party after persuading local Labour Party members in a closed meeting.
Interactive Democracy would allow campaigners against a politician to utilise the system to drum up support and force the issue. But I would expect the MP to defend themselves in the public space and not behind the closed doors of a party meeting. This may be a scary prospect for politicians but it's a very democratic one.

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