A call from Helena Kennedy to oD's UK readers

Helena Kennedy
24 September 2009
Britain's politics is in trouble. And it's not hard to see where the problem lies.

Our politicians abuse expenses. They pay fines when they break their own laws – but stay in their jobs.

We need to take back control -- of our government, of our politics, and of our democracy. That's why we've started POWER2010, a new movement that will reinvigorate our politics from the bottom up.

Do you believe power should rest with the voters and not with politicians? Click here to sign our declaration for change.

It's too late for us to bring change to our current set of MPs, but the general elections are coming up. We can make sure that the next Parliament is a reforming one -- and we want you to play a leading role in making sure that happens.

First and foremost, democracy is about the involvement of the people -- people like you and me. We need to act to take power from the hands of the politicians and put it back in ours where it belongs.

Our movement is young – but growing.  This is our chance: I hope you take it by signing our declaration for change:

Together we can fix our politics.

Thank you and best wishes,
Helena Kennedy
POWER 2010 Chair
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