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Monday, 12 April 2010

Don't Know Manifesto

Whoever wins the election, we don’t know what the government will do with the power we give them. Ministers will take decisions every day about which their manifesto said nothing. Nor do we don’t know what MPs in the governing party will actually do when faced with critical decisions about spending cuts, immigration, climate, the environment, Europe, war and other issues.

If we want accountable, democratic government, we the people need to get involved in politics after election day.

The Don’t Know Manifesto calls for practical political education and support for all citizens to understand how the system works and learn how to have an effective voice about what matters to them, through local democracy hubs and accessible, affordable courses and informal education opportunities.
What do you think?