Thursday, 17 June 2010


Dave Cameron PM c/o House of Commons.
Cc Richard Benyon MP Strobes @ Private Eye Guido Fawkes Daily Politics The Politics Show et al


Dear leaders

We cannot go on like this.

As the prime mover (aren’t we all?) of the Big Society, I call upon the PM of The New Politics, in the current spirit of independent watchdog-inspectorates (redolent of the Office of Budgetary Regulation) to install: ‘PORKIES’ (People’s Office for Regulation of Knowingly Indefensible Electoral Statements).

The ‘PORKIES’ remit, should apply retro-actively, covering the 2010 election, i.e. all party literature without exemption. This would surely be emblematic of the New Politics, fundamental to the Cameron-Clegg Coalition of transparency?

(Strangely: no official body that I can discover, is mandated to apply the existing ‘Representation of the People’ Act, that forbids employment of a ‘false instrument’ to influence voting.) HOW VERY ‘OLD POLITICS’!

You can, of course, just leave it to me: a retired, articulate, solvent, fit, mobile entrepreneur, who wants – so very much – to help bring in the New Fairness. Indeed, I presume that my endeavour would amount to ‘Private Sector’ mobilisation? I have located a 2010 archive of Election flyers and will shortly make a detailed study of them. Please let me know if you wish to be copied-in.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


Since the recent election, I have been researching the ‘Political Porky’. I have discovered that neither the Electoral Commission, nor the Advertising Standards Authority have any power (where the WRITTEN word is the medium) to curb such excess in our ‘democratic’ process, and by inference, the politicians themselves, connive (even while complaining ‘at’ one-another).
I understand, from the Commission, that I may make a formal complaint to the Police; to my mind that would constitute ‘Wasting Police Time’ – an offence in itself! The crime is one of ABSENCE OF INTEGRITY – hardly a Police matter.
There is an act – The Representation of the People Act’ - that prohibits the use of a ‘fraudulent device or contrivance’ to influence voting behaviour. By my reckoning, the ‘Political Porky’ contravenes this act. WHAT A VERY BRITISH PARADOX that politicians use it, habitually. I am deeply concerned because of what this state of affairs says about Westminster politics – even dressed in its emperor-like ‘New Clothes’. Do any of your readers have knowledge that might advance my quest? ‘We can’t go on like this’.