• Withdraw Policy Exchange's charitable status.
    It is meant to be a non partisan educational charity for the general public. In reality it is a money making and ego boosting scheme for conservative party supporters. One of it’s directors stood as a conservative candidate at the 2015 and 2017 general elections. Others have close ties to the conservative party. Several employees take salaries in excess of £80k – one takes a salary of £150-160k (according to filed accounts for last year). Donations from Just Giving gratefully received, according to the website. Worryingly, Boris Johnson and his newly formed cabinet make policy decisions based on Policy Exchange studies. Ex-employees of fossil fuel and energy companies, for example, produce environmental policy reports for Policy Exchange who then influence government! The charitable status of Policy Exchange should be withdrawn as it does not operate in a non partisan way or in the general public's interest.
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  • Stop anonymously funded organisations being given air-time
    Many so-called 'independent' organisations are funded by companies or individuals with their own specific financial, social or political agendas, and exist largely to promulgate those opinions. Giving air-time to them legitimises sometimes extreme or scientifically unsound views, and has no place in a true democracy.
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  • Stop politicians working in the main stream media
    It is important to prevent the Propaganda of lies to the people with their influence as politicians. You have weekly shows by Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg tarnishing democracy with lies and at the same time representing us in Europe or Parliament.
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  • Ban the use of national emblems in political campaigns
    These are emotive symbols of national identity that should not be used by any individual political party as they may falsely suggest that one party is more patriotic than other parties.
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  • Regulatory body for MPs
    I believe that the country is sick and tired of MPs lying and misrepresenting their way into power. MPs can get away with lies (as evidenced by the recent collapse of the Johnson case) with no rebuke. It is time for a General Politicians Council to be founded.
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  • Increase the fines for breaking electoral law
    Boris Johnson was the face of a political campaign (Vote Leave) that broke the law and was referred to the police for possible criminal charges. This is far from the only instance of political parties or campaigns breaking the rules by spending way more than they’re legally allowed to. Investigations by us at openDemocracy and other journalists at the Guardian, Channel 4, Byline and elsewhere have exposed multiple abuses of the laws intended to protect our democracy. Why? Perhaps because the punishment for cheating in UK elections is so weak. Right now, you can be fined more for touting tickets at a football match than you can for subverting British democracy, with the max fine being £20k. The Electoral Commission imposed the maximum fine on Vote Leave – just 0.3% of its £7m budget. Whichever way you voted on Brexit, it can’t be right that political machines with millionaire donors can break our electoral laws with impunity. Investigative journalists like us have proved a whole string of electoral law breaking. The Electoral Commission has repeatedly asked for the maximum fines they can impose to be increased. But our political leaders don’t like being held to account. And so far, they’ve refused. We could have another election or referendum at any moment – so the Electoral Commission urgently needs more power now to guard our democracy. We must make sure fines are proportionate to how much campaigns actually spend, so they act as a real deterrent. Please sign openDemocracy's petition today and sign up to hear more about our investigations.
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  • BAN ALL SERVING POLITICIANS FROM MEDIA JOBS
    Politicians like Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are currently using the media for their own unchallenged propaganda. While every opportunity should be made available for politicians to be scrutinised over their policies and beliefs these should be in the form of balanced interviews and not their own partial shows or columns.
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  • Boris Johnson must put on an exhibition of the wooden buses he has made.
    Boris is potentially our next Prime Minister. He claims that to relax he makes things out of wooden boxes and crates. The people have a right to see these sculptures and witness his artistry.
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  • We want a General Election
    Because we are being handed a Prime Minister who has not been properly elected (again).
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  • Voting Fraud
    Our voting system is no longer fit for purpose and open to fraud, in particular postal voting, which should only be an option for our elderly, disabled and those who can prove they are unable to get to a polling station. Sir Eric Pickles' investigation and report in 2016 should be reviewed. Compulsory ID's, strict vetting in election campaigns and vote counters should also be considered. This issue must be addressed in order to prevent fraud and get true election results.
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  • Call a general election
    This is extremely important because of the amount of people suffering due to the way the conservatives have governed. Businesses are suffering our economy is suffering and our image to the world has been damaged beyond belief. Britain is not acting like a democracy the conservatives are guilty of allowing foreign states to interfere in our rights to a fair vote
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