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A new jury to put the British public interest first

Something is unraveling before our eyes. From bankers to media-barons, private interests have bankrupted and corrupted the public realm. Power, for so long hidden in the pockets of a cosy elite, has been exposed. Those who wield it have been found wanting – in scruples, in morals and in decency.

Things are now in flux, but will not stay so for long.

Without decisive and sustained action, power will fall back into the hands of a small elite who have their own, and not the public’s interest at heart.

They want to prevent public revulsion turning into public action. But, it’s time for real change. Things cannot be allowed to turn back to business as usual.

Britain can no longer be just the plaything of a handful of powerful, remote interest groups treating the wider public with contempt.

The current press and political scandal is not an isolated event.

It’s the third crisis in quick succession.

First, the bankers and their bonuses, then some politicians and their expenses and now there is the press, profiting from peoples’ pain, grief and private lives.

These crises share common origins.

Read the full article on the Guardian HERE:

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  1. Simon Warriner

    August 8, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Or they could just try electing independant politicians, and see if that improves the performance of the house of commons as a place for the publics good to be advanced. Complexity rarely improves the outcome, and this is more complexity.

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