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Martin Wilding

Ordinary person.

Author of The New Model Democracy: A Self-Help Guide For A Frightened World.

Why Brexit Heralds The End Of Politicians

Brexit is a chance to take Britain back to the future. In the aftermath of Brexit, the political class will have no defence against a mobilised citizenry whose best interests it has failed to represent. Now that a viable alternative model of democracy exists, Brexit could be what the Leave campaign claimed it would be: a chance to take control.
30/10/2017 14:24 GMT

A Revolution Is Necessary, But We'll Have To Vote For It.

Russell Brand was right to assert, in effect, that the basis on which we are governed is not set in stone. We can change it if enough of us act in unison. But the fact remains that the only legitimate means to constitutional change is the ballot box. Violent revolutions inevitably result in misery for the populous and a greater centralisation of power.
15/11/2013 14:34 GMT

The Political System Doesn't Work For Most Of Us, So Let's Change It

Of course politicians are unlikely to vote for change that's not in their interests. If we want participatory democracy, we'll have to change the system ourselves. So, 650 members of the Ordinary People Movement will aim to represent the 42% of voters who want to participate by standing for election on a platform of constitutional change.
04/06/2013 17:43 BST

British Democracy Is Dead

British democracy is dead, at least in its present form. I don't say this because a rightwing party made a little headway in council elections, but because a democracy in which most people neither participate directly in government nor vote for a representative to participate on their behalf is self-evidently not a democracy.
09/05/2013 10:06 BST

Virtual Currency Would Give Scots Virtual Independence

Last week's opening skirmish in Scotland's War of Independence exposed a flaw in the nationalist battle plan that the unionists were quick to exploit: an independent Scotland would continue to use the Great British pound, irrespective of threats from Westminster.
30/04/2013 11:48 BST

You and I Could Run the Economy Better Than Osborne or Balls

Why on Earth, a visitor from another planet might ask us, has an incompetent dilettante been made Second Lord of the Treasury? We'd have to admit it's because his equally inept chum from uni has been made First Lord of the Treasury. How silly would that make us look?
25/03/2013 22:12 GMT