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Chamber Of Debate
15 September 11
All media enquiries should be directed to:
Michael Hardware, Chelgate Limited
020 7939 7989
07775 925 274
WEB LAUNCH FOR VOTES FOR ALL ON EVERYTHING
In the aftermath of the General Election that never was, a new website has been launched today (October 17) to enable people to voice their opinion on individual policies, not political parties or party leaders. www.1Party4All.co.uk is promoting "direct" or "pure" democracy where opinions can be aired on specific issues without affiliation to any political party.
Speculation during the run up to the possible autumn General Election was focused almost entirely upon the party leaders and not their policies. How Cameron performed at the party conference and what Gordon Brown did inIraq all influenced how people thought, and changed the political polls in favour of the Conservatives, probably resulting in the Prime Minister deciding not to go for an election.
Those behind the new online initiative say there is another way to decide the future of the country, a different way, a more logical way, and that is basing decisions on policies not people or parties. Direct democracy empowers the population to voice its opinion on specific policy issues, allowing "the greatest happiness of the greatest number" to be expressed, which is the proper objective of government according to philosopher Jeremy Bentham in 1789.
Founder of the 1Party4All website, Claire Khaw, said: “Elections are based upon people’s perceptions of parties and leaders, and less so on specific policies. As has been seen recently, those perceptions can be moulded and manipulated, distorted even, through behaviour and media coverage.
“Surely a more logical and sensible approach is through direct democracy, seeking the population’s views on specific policies. Our website is an exercise in direct democracy and will enable participants to vote and express their views on specific issues. It will be interesting to see how our results compare to actual policy decisions by the Government.”
The website includes a debating chamber covering various policies and topics such as democracy, education, British foreign policy, immigration, the EU, crime and the environment. Participants have to join to vote and express
Claire Khaw continued: “The website provides a platform to debate any policy or topic. We will not shy away from any controversial issues, and certainly will not pander to political correctness. 1Party4All is there for anyone to vote and express their opinion, whatever that might be.”
Issued on behalf of 1Party4All.co.uk by Chelgate Limited
Notes to editors
• The views expressed through the website are not those of the
1Party4All.co.uk or its owner or founder.
• The website is fully moderated. Any topic suggestions or posts
which are deemed inappropriate will not be uploaded.
For further information please contact:
Michael Hardware, Chelgate, on
020 7939 7938 or
07775 925 274 or
Why Join? Join only if you:
care enough to have a view on the topics listed in the Chamber of Debate
relish debate in civilised terms with those who may disagree with you
want to meet like-minded people with whom to organise your opposition or support of a political cause
This is The Meeting Place for the Political Activist. May you change minds and in turn have yours changed. May we all be clearer about what it is that we want (and whether it is good for us!).
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