Friday, 8 August 2008

Yes to Green Party democracy

I've just discovered this excellent post from the redoubtable Jim Killock, on why the Green Party needs to allow full democratic debate in its internal elections:

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Blogger Matt Hodgkinson said...

This is disingenuous. I want full democratic debate, but I don't want us breaking data protection law, and I don't want only well-funded operations to be able to join the debate. To paint those like me who opposed the release of members' data to candidates as opponents of democracy is ridiculous, and I'm getting tired of it.

I find that Jim Killock's involvement in the Making Leadership Work group makes me doubt his understanding of democracy - it should be participatory, not led by a ruling clique. I won't be voting for him for Party Chair.

8 August 2008 at 22:54  
Blogger Rupert said...

'Breaking data protection law' -- absolute nonsense. All serious political parties allow phone canvassing of their members in major internal elections.

'Only well-funded operations' - ...frankly, if you can't raise a thousand pounds or two to fund a Leadership election, then you aren't a serious candidate. [And I hear in any case that a thousand pounds is considered cheap at the price by those within the Party so concerned about data protection laws that they are quite prepared to think of taking the Party to court over it... :-) ]

9 August 2008 at 13:43  

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