posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 04:14 AM
There are only a few people on ATS, I'd imagine, who know of Mark Thomas, British activist and comedian. Which is a shame, because he's very bright
and very funny and his heart is firmly in the right place.
On his recent UK tour, he's been getting the audience to suggest policies, then vote on which they prefer. One policy from each gig is then posted
and he's trying to get them implemented.
As you'd expect, a lot of them are very funny and to the point. You can find them on this
(You have to scroll down to see the list of policies at the moment - I don't know why the top part is blank.)
My favourites include:
- The introduction of the prohibition of deception law, making it illegal for MPs to knowingly lie. It shall be known as Archer's law
- We should be able to cast a vote against a political party rather than for them, each vote is deducted from their total "for" votes
- Anyone found guilty of homophobic hate crime has to serve their sentence in drag
- Police to wear "How can I help ?" and "How am I policing ? Phone 999" badges
- The Daily Mail should have to declare on the masthead "The newspaper that supported Hitler!"
- Directors and CEOs of banks receiving state bail out are to be barred for life from being a company director
- Because it is so safe police officers are themselves tasered each time they taser a member of the public
- MPs who have received expenses for their second homes should have open days for the public
- OCD sufferers should be employed as cleaners in the NHS, to get rid of MRSA
Ok, so these are just the funny ones. There's clearly also a lot of support for the idea of building council houses again, for re-nationalising the
railways, for free speech, and for holding MPs to account.
And members of the public came up with all these ideas.
Anyone in the US doing something remotely similar? If not, why not? If Alex Jones had a lighter touch and a better sense of humour, he might be more
popular, you know.