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Dear Editor,

Do you pride yourself as a member of a ‘Free Press’, reflecting the concerns and views of your public, promoting your publication as a true defender of the “Fourth Estate”?

If so, you could act as the conscience of your reading public by giving them the chance to have a real say in this year’s General Election result – by sponsoring someone not aligned to the dead hand of our Big 3 Party Politics as an alternative voice for your readers.

This is a personal Challenge to you - help someone – anyone – to put themselves forward as the a-political ‘A Better Way to Govern” Candidate in your constituency for this General Election.

You do not need to take sides in the Party Political contests.

Nor do you need to concern yourself with policies.

ABTWG has only one, ‘simple’ aim. To allow the people of Britain to exercise their right to decide how they choose a Government, not who should tell them what to do.

You can find out more at “A Better way to Govern Britain

So please, help us to give your reading public a real chance to have a proper say in this year’s election. Pay the £500 cost of entering a candidate and line up 10 nomination signatories.

And let your readers give voice to the concerns that are being expressed up and down the country. With this General Election heading for the lowest ever voter turnout, help turn sterility into a common cause. Earn your place as a medium for change and a channel for consultation by Britain’s first ever ‘People’s Parliament’

Dear John,

An interesting phenomenon for you, both as an intellectual academic exercise and as a practical commentator on events..

Despite comprehensive Media releases on the launch of "A Better Way to Govern" together with related follow ups and personal e-mails, this has received absolutely no response from anywhere.

No local or national media coverage and no calls or other enquiries to investigate this even a little.

Why is it that, at a time when you and many others are seeing wide public disinterest in the General Election as well as the prospect of an even lower turnout, the "Fourth Estate" has so completely 'blanked' an initiative that, at the very least, would have injected some interest into the proceedings?

As co-founder of the Green Party in the early '70's, I knew that promoting this further heresy to our political establishment would be difficult. However, at that time we did attract a reassonable level of interest and response. Now, although at an individual level most people express themselves as very supportive, en masse they are being denied the knowledge that an alternative exists.

Does the absence of this now reflect some overarching protection of collective interests in retaining the status quo?

Is it seen as too radical a step, even though it would seem to reflect many, if not all, public concerns and demands?

As an academic I'd be very interested to know your views.

Best regards - and good luck with your efforts to inform people.,

Yours sincerely,

Michael Benfield
Professor Michael Benfield PhD


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