Interesting development ....
not the TTIP bit. The crowdfunding of the $100,000.
Could we see the start of a more crowdfunded political system ? Where citizens engage with notes not votes ?
Could this be the end of party hegemony, where people can individually support points of view that when aggregated don't map to any single party ?
Speaking as someone who happily (and successfully) crowdfunded Richard Herring to produce 18 video podcast interviews with various comedians, I can see it gaining traction. For my £30, I get 18 HD podcasts - each at least an hour long, knowing that the only editor between the show and me is Herring. No TV execs. No sponsors. No plugs for latest books.
Let's put it this way, having read this article, I'd happily donate $20.
How long before governments the world round make it illegal to crowdfund for political purposes ? Probably with some draconian anti-terror laws ?
And what's the betting the UK will be the first.