UK MPs: back the amendment for trade democracy

The government’s Trade Bill is now before parliament. As it stands, it’s an attempted power grab. We must push every single MP to support amendment NC3 and give themselves a future role in the UK’s future trade policy and relationships. Please ask your MP to VOTE for trade democracy now. Link: MPs: back the amendment… Read More »

World Parliament Now

There’s a conference in India this week: “Building the World Parliament 2017”. Should we work towards some kind of global democracy, and if so is this the right approach?

Change the government on Thursday

Together we can change the government and change the direction of our country on June 8th. Invite friends, family and everyone you know here: Let’s change the government

UK General Election 2017

We have an opportunity to take the country in a more progressive direction than the established powers would like. Let’s use it! There are a large number of groups working toward a similar aim, and the following is a collection of links to the ones I’m currently aware of. #GE2017 #ProgressiveAlliance #CampaignTogether Progressive Alliance (toward… Read More »

New year thoughts

I have been trying to find positive ways to respond to recent world events, including electoral victories for the forces of division, hate and corporate greed. We humans seem to have a built-in imperative to protect ourselves and our own kind, and that selfishness unfortunately appears to be the main factor driving the move backwards… Read More »

Progressive alliance for Richmond

I just signed a petition for an alliance of progressive parties for the Richmond Park by-election and wanted to ask if you could add your name too. This campaign means a lot to me and the more support we can get behind it, the better chance we have of succeeding. You can read more and… Read More »

Witney by-election next week

There’s an opportunity NOW to show that we’re serious about building progressive alliances to fight for an open, tolerant Britain with a democratic system that works for the people and the planet. Please sign the petition asking progressive candidates to stand down and support a single alliance candidate in the by-election on 20 October:… Read More »

Adopt Proportional Representation for UK General Elections

I need your help to get PR tabled for debate in the House of Commons. To make this happen, please sign the new, official Parliamentary petition calling for Proportional Representation: Thank you! via

We need proportional representation

Here’s a letter I wrote to my MP, and suggest you do something similar. More info is available from Dear Mr Dowd, Good to meet you last Wednesday. I write regarding the Ten Minute Rule bill on Proportional Representation that Caroline Lucas is bringing forward next Wednesday 20 July, and urge you to add… Read More »