Labour MP and digital know-it-all Tom Watson has thrown open his digital election platform to the voters of his West Bromwich East constituency. In Watson's own words: "I want to stand on a platform that is avowedly supportive of the generation that seek to use the Internet to make the world a better place. "To do this I have …
Reimagining Tom Watson
It might be worth remembering that the newly-sainted Tom Watson voted against his Party for the *first* time over this bill.
He was happy to be counted with them when it came to imposing ID cards, the ever-expanding reach of the DNA database, RIPA, the introduction of extreme porn laws, giving ministers the power to intervene in inquests, against inquiring into the Iraq war, against Freedom of Information being applied to Parliament and for the grab and run raid Labour has organised against our civil rights.
Tom Watson cares about as much about our liberties as David Blunkett. Let's not turn him into a martyr.
Anything to do with the Giant Flying Pliers?
Could the giant flying pliers of West Brom (actually Cradley Heath) have anything to do with this?
why not just do away with Parliament?
so... the elected officials sitting around getting fat on expenses are there to represent the people.
the interwebs are a great way of bringing a simple, secure voting system to the people (heck, if the banks - last bastions of the 18th century - can know who you are online surely Big Brother can)
a simple site that allows our elected officials to propose a measure, those for and against (both in Parliament and in the public) can comment and votes collected/counted.
A running scoreboard of who proposed a bill would pretty soon surface those who are bought and sold by big business vs those doing genuine good and present a nice scorecard come election time
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