As someone who was part of an insurgent British political party, one that never did win a Westminster seat directly and from a standing start, this strikes me as being complete damn genius. We did actually win of course, we got Brexit which was the point all along which is more than what I think these Noobs will manage, but still. The intelligence, creativity, here is simply stunning:
Franks, who co-founded Redbus Film Distribution and has since set up a charitable foundation, is the de facto leader of the new movement. What is said to unite those involved is a frustration with current party politics and the short-termism of professional politicians.
The group is said to have drawn up policy documents. Part of its attempt to break the traditional mould of politics would see all potential candidates asked to sign strict term limits, to stop the current practice that sees MPs in safe seats remain in post for decades.
We’ll make sure politicians think long term by insisting they’re pensioned off and gone before the long term effects of their policies are known.
Yep, that’ll do it, pure bleedin’ genius. Why didn’t we think of that?