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Pledge “1millionpounds”

"I will pledge £10 to a cash prize fund to be awarded to the person who proves Tony Blair is a liar and prompts that PM's removal or resignation as a result, but only if 100,000 other people will do the same."

— Tim Ireland,

Deadline to sign up by: 1st May 2006
150 people signed up, 99850 more were needed

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1. This is not a lottery. It is a game of skill.

2. The winner may, of course, choose to nominate a charity as recipient of the cash prize.

3. Or spend it on a nice home in the country with a shiny new helicopter parked outside.

4. If more than one person is responsible for proving Tony Blair is a liar and prompting Blair's removal or resignation as a result, the list of key players will be put to the donors and shares/awards will be decided via a popular vote.

5. The deadline for the successful removal or resignation of Blair is 1st May 2006 (there will be no floating fund). If this date passes without action, you will be freed of your pledge, and the £10 will still be there in your pocket, for you to spend as you please.

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  • How will the winner be decided? Who will make the decision?
    Chris, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • It should be obvious who has done the deed, but if there is any doubt 'the list of key players will be put to the donors and shares/awards will be decided via a popular vote.'

    This process could result in one clear winner or the sharing of the cash prize.
  • What happens if Tony proves himself to be a liar? Will Cherie try and claim the money...
    Or are you trying to tempt her into grassing him up!
  • An estate can only claim the cash prize (or a protion of it) if a key player is deceased... not a message we wish to send to anyone.

    However, the matter of Cherie has been discussed, and will probably be addressed in a seperate pledge or campaign.
  • What if someone releases information, and as a result Blair is indicted by the International Criminal Court, or prosecuted for a serious crime in the UK? For example, someone might release documents showing that Blair had been complicit in the torture of detainees in Iraq, which is prohibited by the Rome Statute. (Of course I have no way of knowing whether Blair is in fact guilty of this, it is just an example.)

    In my opinion, the person releasing this information should be eligible for the prize. It demonstrates Blair's fundamental unfitness for office, in the same way that it would if he was proved a liar (over something material).
    Pete Chown, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Why not write to or ring your local MP (whether you voted for them or not) and ask them how they actually represent you.
    You personally, as a voter within their constituency.
    Ask them when they might be available to sit down and have a conversation with you.
    Ask them what they have recently voted upon (on your behalf) in the commons and why.
    Ask them if they are happy voting for a large bundle of policies or new laws on just one occasion and, whether they would actually rather discuss the merits of each of these individually and then vote accordingly.
    Ask them what issues they would yet like to see a vote upon and how or when this might be achieved.
    Then ask them again how they represent your views and whether they do feel themselves well equipped to serve you.
    stuart whyte, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • The "prove Blair is a liar" bit has already been done by Glen Rangwala of Cambridge Unviersity and Dan Plesch of Birkbeck College, London. See their "A Case to Answer" at
  • I have proof that Blair is a Liar;
  • Not just Blair but his whole cabinet is tainted by criminal acts.
    Tom Hill, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
    The government have the power to do anything they want, hide anything they want and otherwise keep us misinformed by lies or half-truths, depending on their agendas, at any time they choose and for whatever reasons they choose. This is bigger than all of us peons.

    IF the conspiracies are true, there are lots of messed up higher powers in this, the beginning of the New World Order, or as even stated in one of your transcripts the 'Great Game'. They know what is happening and they know a majority of us dont, thats the way they like it.
    This whole thing with Iran, IRAN KNOWS, they know about the zionists, and about true Jewish intentions and the US helping, then respectively, backstabbing everyone it thinks not viable for its own benefit. Its a shame we are gang-banging them, and a great shame that there is so much hidden repression hidden beneath the surface of our supposed morally 'good' allies that extremism and terrorism is the only voice they have, its a dreadful shame that we will never, ever be told thr truth.
    There is only one thing that can be done.. not give sh*t and have a good life, regardless. Stop moaning, do all the things you ever wanted to do, and let the human condition take our planet into the darkness as it will undoubtedly.

    Peace out.. and remember the mantra 'F*ck em all!'

    :END RANT:
    disorder, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Best of luck to all of you.

    A date of eviction from the Big Brother House of Commons has been set.

    On Saturday March 18th 2006, you are the bailiff.

    Get preparing now. What you did on that day is what brought Mr.Blair up for charges of impeachment.
  • With being in the 21st century and all you would think that with all the lastest technology and the brain power of people in this country that war would be a little 'old fashioned.' I wonder instead of studying Nazi Germany in schools children will be learning about how our government, our democracy, led us, failing to ignore the millions of people protesting into a war that needn't have been fought.This is about England and America throwing thier wieght around being the 'bad boys' of the 21st century I mean why dont presidents fight the war? Becuase if they saw it, saw the horrors of war than we would get world peace. ' I'm not disturbing the peace. Im disturbing the war' Ammon Hennacy
    Abbie Drury, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Quick!
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