Saturday, 30 May 2009

Stories from the campaign trail...

Just thought that i would pass on these two stories.

My father in law rang me to tell me he had received his postal ballot form and that my name was there next to Jury Team. He went on to say he had put a nice big cross next to Jury Team and just to make sure he had put another cross next to my name...I did not have the heart to tell him that he had probably 'spoilt' his ballot paper. So if my Mother in law did the same thing I am actually on -2 votes before I start...

James Parker a fellow candidate told me he was handing out leaflets when two ladies asked him if we were the Esther Rantzen party? This is i suppose at least recognition - So with just a few days to go I am considering telling people 'you may know us as the Esther Rantzen party'?

MPs who rejected expenses reform...


The MPs who voted in favour of keeping the additional costs allowance for second homes, worth up to £24,000 a year, were...

(Links to BBC)

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Pin the sleaze on the party...

This is your chance to pin the sleaze on the Party

Play, enjoy and pass the link on...

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Thundering Times

My contribution to the times for their, 'how would you change parliament in 100 words or less'.

The biggest single thing any of us can do right now is to shock the ‘Westminster village’ out of its complacency. Luckily we have the means to do this immediately to hand; by voting for an independent candidate under the Jury Team banner in the European Elections on June 4th as urged by Martin Bell. Sending free minded independents to Europe instead of rubber stamping party place men will send a message to all the Party’s. ‘Take our loyalty for granted at your peril’.
Remember, if you don’t vote they get back in anyway. Together let’s make June 4th ‘Independent’s Day’

Perry Wilsher
Independent Candidate
European Parliamentary Election
East Midlands Region

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Election, what election?

‘June 4th is Independent’s Day’
Amid all the stories of Westminster sleaze it is going almost unnoticed that we are having a European Election of MEP's on June the 4th. Whilst I completely understand that many people are being turned off Politics by the mess that the current parties have created, iIthink it is more vital than ever that we send them a message by voting for a local Independent candidate. This is the one way of effectively voting for ‘none of the above’ on the ballot paper.
Remember, choosing not to vote at all will just ensure that the same old parties keep their seats and their place on the Gravy Train.
UKIP and the BNP are not the solution; they are part of the problem. Voting Independents into the European Parliament will send a message to Brown and Cameron that they won’t be able to ignore!

Perry Wilsher
Independent/Jury Team Candidate
European Parliamentary Elections
East Midlands Region

Monday, 25 May 2009

Independent's Day: June 4th

After all the sleaze it's official -

June 4th is Independent's Day


If you doubted that the Jury Team could have any effect then think again.
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show on BBC1.
"What I'm going to do today is I'm going to reopen the Conservative candidate list to anybody who wants to apply”
"I want to attract people who believe in public service".
Sounds like he has been watching the Jury Team?

Speaking on Sky News on 24th May 2009.
“I really welcome a lot of independents coming in and saying – I’m going to challenge these party stooges”
“New independent candidates throw down a challenge to all party MP’s to do better”
Talking about the Jury Team?

Reported by David Stringer, Associated Press 25th May 2009-05-25
The British lawmakers' expenses scandal spread to Europe on Monday, as Prime Minister Gordon Brown ordered his European legislators to meet stricter accountability rules amid fears that similar abuses could be taking place at the European Parliament.
Where Jury team leads...

The Jury Team is already affecting democracy in the UK, and this is only the beginning.

“When sleaze is the disease, voting Jury Team is the sure cure”

Is the Party really over?

It's not just a UK problem. This is an Australian view...

Pandemic of Westminster ‘Sleaze Flu’ sweeps country

The new outbreak of ‘sleaze flu’ currently sweeping the nation is causing great concern amongst the political classes. It is claiming new victims daily and no one knows who or where it will strike next. In an attempt to protect themselves from the devastating onslaught of this condition. MP’s are having to take such drastic measures as keeping their noses clean and their heads down, some have even resorted to working in their constituencies. Many of the victims of ‘sleaze flu’ manage to hang on pitifully, providing a sad public spectacle for a few days once infected, but all serious cases are likely to prove fatal at least as far as careers go. One such victim who did not wish to be named complained that due to the stigma attached to ‘sleaze flu’ he would find it almost impossible to find another job. “Who is going to employ me now” he said bitterly “Lords knows where will i find another job as a ‘speaker’”.
The disease, which first came to prominence in the 1990’s when it devastated the Conservative Government of John Major, was long thought to be eradicated in the UK with just the odd UKIP outbreak in Brussels. However the ‘new variant sleaze flu’ strain (which knows no party boundaries) has some very distinctive traits. It can start with very small symptoms such as a ‘bath plug’, ‘chocolate hobnobs’ or even 'two completely innocent porn films'. Then before you know it the victims are confused about exactly where they live, they forget they have paid off their mortgages and in a few very serious cases their moats have to be thoroughly cleaned out.

‘When sleaze is the disease, voting Jury Team is the sure cure!’

Perry Wilsher
Independent Candidate
East Midlands
Euro Elections

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Meeting the independents champion

I really enjoyed meeting 'The man in the white suit' Martin Bell at the jury Team HQ. A really inspirational role model who passed on a few choice words of advice to the Jury Team Candidates.

German news report on MEP's expenses abuse