"I will give £36 to a fund to hire the services of an ex-cabinet minister but only if 1,000 other concerned citizens will do the same."
— Justin McKeating, Purchaser of democracy
Deadline to sign up by: 14th August 2009
40 people signed up, 960 more were needed
Country: United Kingdom
Ex-cabinet minister Jack Cunningham is paid £36,000 by the City of London Corporation to give 'political advice'.
This services also means that 'from time to time, corporation officials tell him that they having "a bit of a problem" getting a meeting with a particular minister and he agrees to make a call to that minister's office'.
More details here: http://tinyurl.com/3ycfcg.
This means that, for the first time, the democratic process is easily affordable to the man in the street.
With that in mind, this pledge is asking 1,000 concerned citizens to pledge to contribute £36 to a central fund.
This fund will then be used to purchase the services of an ex-cabinet minister who will then address our concerns to government representatives and secure meetings with them if and when necessary.
Please sign up: our democracy has never been cheaper.
Justin McKeating, the Pledge Creator, joined by: