Step One

STEP 1: Win the Next UK General Election

BRIEF SUMMARY

We want people to set up local organising committees in every one of the 650 parliamentary constituencies in the UK, select their own candidate and then campaign for them to be elected in the next UK General Election.

Lots of groups have been touching on the independent candidate issue recently but we have identified what can actually make it work nationally rather than all these groups reinventing the wheel and not getting traction locally.

The Independent Alliance will provide local people with the tools and resources needed to set up and run their own campaigns. Each candidate will be broadly aligned with the “freedom” movement and will pledge to work to stop the influence of the oligarchy. 

A grassroots campaign will promote each candidate locally for the next year to build awareness, trust and confidence in the candidate. 

Assuming the candidates win a majority of the 650 votes, they will become the new Government. They will then make significant changes to de-politicise the institutions, leave the United Nations, WHO, NATO and repeal acts detrimental to the freedom and wellbeing of the people, etc.

They will work to remove the influence of the oligarchy and their agents and establish  a system that engenders genuine accountability and representation from our MPs. From there, open debate with the public will decide exactly what other changes need to be made to the economy, legal system, etc. Genuine tribunals and inquiries will be held into matters of public interest eg. Covid and climate change for instance. 

This is essentially a revolution but using the existing apparatus rather than leaving the people vulnerable to unknown forces. A real revolution would most likely be infiltrated and the people would end up with a fully totalitarian government sooner rather than later! 

Whatever happens, this is at the very least a foundation on which to build and attract people with a real purpose rather than a talking shop.

BASICS

People shouldn’t outsource their responsibilities to third parties without knowing anything about them. That would be irresponsible. To think that, next year, people will very likely vote for Labour’s new manifesto which is essentially the work of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown beggars belief.

We need to reach people with the message that they have been misled by the whole voting process in the past and the result is that we have been slowly impoverished and lessened as a people. We need to show them that, with a few improvements, we can flourish again. This message may resonate with non-voters who are our key to victory.

GOALS

On average, 35% of eligible people don’t vote at General Elections. Very roughly, the current (August 2023) voting intentions are 47% Labour, 27% Conservative, 11% Lib Dem. What that doesn’t show is the 35% non-voters factored in. The new list is: 35% Non-voters , 30.5% Labour, 17.5% Conservative, 7% Lib Dem. 

If we can get half of non-voters to vote for us – because we are offering something completely different – then we only have to shave a couple of points off each main party to be in the running. 

Then there is the freedom movement, those suffering from the cost of living crisis, vaccine injured, ULEZ, woke agenda, NetZero, etc all contributing to a higher than usual protest vote this time round.

Add to that the fact that Labour usually dip in an actual election. Even Blair’s first landslide was about 10% below polling the previous month.

Put all this together and the idea of a simple majority in any seat is a possibility. Remember, we’re never going to change the 15% who always vote Labour and the 15% who always vote Conservative.

CONSTITUENCY COMMITTEES

We are taking a chance opening up the forums to anyone. It’s the only quick way. Otherwise we will have to manage the vetting of 650 groups which is impossible given our resources.

We hope that, with proper communication in advance from Stand in the Park, The Great Rising, The Great Resist, The Great Reopening, UK Column, The Light, key Yellow Boarders, key ULEZ and LTN groups, etc that we will have enough people already in place before our launch who can start moderating the groups and helping each other. They need to be local people who are known by a number of others without any question marks over their identity, loyalty, etc.

The local committees will be extremely important for this plan to work. They will work to create a group of six to twelve people who can be trusted locally to do the job. The more people who get involved the better. The key is to ensure no infiltration (see below) and to get the job done.

The job of the committee will involve:

  • Running the committee
  • Monitoring for infiltration
  • Running the forum at first and then migrating to decentralised communications
  • Selecting a candidate
  • Signing up volunteers
  • Organising demonstrations, talks, etc
  • Running the campaign
  • Raising money to pay for leaflets and other expenses
  • Feeding back to central admin for success stories, failures to improve information and strategies

CANDIDATES

These are local people who either live or work in the area. They must have an established relationship with the area which they represent so that lots of people can vouch for them, confirm who they are and that they are of good standing, etc. They must not be member of or have sworn allegiance to any secret organisation. They must not have been an MP before… as every one of them have failed the test since 2020. There is more detail about candidate requirements in the policy section below.

Candidates, preferably don’t want to be an MP but are willing to do their duty for a term.

When the website launches, it will have more details about the selection and vetting process but it will be relatively straightforward. Most likely, candidates will emerge from the committee members themselves. The committee will have to raise the funding necessary for a background check, election deposit, etc.

CAMPAIGN

Election campaigns are all about sound bites. It’s difficult to have sound bites when you have one hundred talking points. That’s why we have focused our goals on just one “Call To Action” (CTA) for the public: voting for our candidate. But we have to manage that even further and keep the campaign simple: 

“The people are in charge now.” 

“Common Ground is Common Sense.”

“Common Sense, Not Habit.”

We won’t talk too much about individual issues although they will come up of course. 

We can reach the public with our message because people know each other. Everyone can be reached by someone they know and trust. As our campaign grows, so does the chance of reaching everyone. We will help local groups project manage, as much as possible, this “network of discussions”.

Generally, the idea is to have a grassroots campaign in every constituency where growing numbers of ordinary people have conversations with people they already know with family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, members of their church, etc. These “trusted” conversations will focus on the CTA. What would make that individual consider voting for our candidate and why it’s so important to do so. The volunteer would already have a good idea and may have raised the CTA based on how the conversation was going.

The volunteers would be given basic training online and in person where possible on how to speak to people and put across new ideas, etc. They would have slide-shows on their phones and physical information cards that they can use to illustrate particular points. The key points will be “betrayal”, “taking back our power” and “common sense”. All issues such as climate and Covid can be boiled down to common sense with the relative risk measured against the “cure”.

The local campaign would be broadly devised centrally but conducted by the local groups, volunteers, committees and candidates. We would give as much support as possible with resources, ideas, training, and sharing ideas and strategies that seem to be working well. We would monitor results and develop strategies and resources as we go.

We will encourage all groups to hold local demonstrations/vigils in every town in their constituencies. This could involve permanent vigils that last weeks (with rotating participants) lamenting the loss of democracy and calling for genuine representatives. Regular town/village hall meetings where local people discuss the issues of concern and how to cure them through the CTA. These events can be trialled in some constituencies and their success measured before rolling them out.

Once candidates have been selected, they will act as a de facto Opposition MP for the period before the election (hopefully a year). This will give the public time to discover them and realise they can be trusted on issues they care about. It will allow the candidates to make public appearances, call-out the incumbent on issues, take part in debates and meet with other candidates from the area and nationwide to demonstrate how they will work together.

Leaflets, banners, T-shirts, window posters in shops and houses, and non-damaging guerilla marketing will be used extensively. Trusted names will be used where possible to spread the message. All “freedom” organisations will be asked to use their platforms at all possible times to put the message out. 

We want to show ordinary people that they are the majority opinion in most cases. The MSM amplifies the minority opinion so that ordinary people think the minority are correct. We will give the local groups tools and advice on how to get the local media to cover their campaigns.

We will organise national working groups to look into new political systems, common law, constitutional matters, legal system, City of London etc. to get the conversations moving. We will look into, and start planning, genuine inquiries and tribunals which we will set up once in power.

ENGAGING THE  PUBLIC: NOT A WASTED VOTE

A campaign is fine but can it succeed in changing how the public vote?

We want to ask people: “Since you began voting, do you think the country has been run for the benefit of the many or the benefit of the few?” Assuming the majority of people say that it has been run for the benefit of the few then we have proven that the way they have been voting all their lives has been wrong.

Clearly, voting left, right, left, right is what the Blob wants. It’s the two-party system they invented to keep control while letting us believe we were making the decisions. We need to make people realise that to get a different result they have to vote differently to before. That means voting for our candidate.A vote for Labour, the Conservatives or the Liberal Democrats is a vote for the Blob.

Our campaigning will show people that there has been a handbrake on our quality of life since the early 1970’s and that we should all have a much higher standard of living. We will show how many of the current problems they have are curable in a relatively short space of time. The alternative is that they will get worse.

Information is key and we will be creating easy to digest leaflets, presentations and graphics to help people understand how the issues important to them are all the creations of the Blob and put in place by our supposed representatives. We will show how the only way to stop this cycle is to vote for our candidate.

Social proof is also important so we will ensure that people who have aligned with us are vocal about it and share their position with everyone they know. Everyone onside will “pledge” their vote and we will promote this data as a percentage of the electorate on the constituency campaign homepage. This will give voters the confidence that their vote wouldn’t be wasted if they vote for our candidate which is a common reason for voting for the same people all the time.

Overall, we want to create a trusted “brand” over the next year to give the public confidence in us, the committee, the candidate and that their vote will make a difference. This will also encourage people to vote who are usually non-voters. That group is key as we can gain twenty percent of voters that way. Added to a little from each other party can give us a majority in every seat. None of the other parties can do anything to engage these voters because the voters have no confidence in the usual players. We will be different.

Instead of dividing people, we will be involved in reconnecting, families, neighbours and communities. The people around the committees, the committees and the candidates.will rise up to become genuine community leaders that the public will have confidence in because they know where they came from, they know what they stand for and they know they can get rid of them directly and quickly.

Our overall pitch is that it is common sense to get rid of a ruling class who have created a system that has caused such problems and to use that system as a basis for something that works for the benefit of all. 

Above all, we need to prove to people that their vote will not be wasted and that they can have the confidence to vote for our candidate on election day. We will do this by collecting voting pledges from people and displaying the percentage of votes our candidate has been pledged. We intend to make sure this is a majority in every case – without cheating but appealing to common sense.

Our final plea will be: “This one time only, please use common sense rather than habit and we can transform our lives.”

INFILTRATION

We assume there will be attempts to infiltrate the whole organisation at every level. To counteract this there are a number of strategies. 

1/ The whole local committee process is entirely autonomous. The local committee sets itself up and operates alone. If it’s doing a bad job then its candidate will be suspended from the party and the committee investigated, informally, by neighbouring committees. The aim is that unless infiltration is 100% then the people on the committee and among the volunteers and the public meetings will spot and call out suspicious behaviour.

2/ Centrally, only David Fleming has “control” at the moment. Everyone else are advisors or helpers. If the organisation isn’t progressing then it’s David Fleming’s fault. Nobody else can interfere with the process.

3/ As soon as we have the technology in place and a trusted ecosystem of volunteers and campaigners trained to spot bad actors, we want to make every aspect of the Independent Alliance autonomous and open source. The committees, volunteers and candidates would form the party at first. Any deviation from the primary goal would not be justified.

4/ The general strategy of using known, local people only for committees, volunteers and candidates and no other hierarchy helps greatly to reduce the possibility of infiltration. Everyone knows everyone else and nobody has to bow to pressure “from above”. It would be difficult for a bad actor to enter this environment and be successful.

However, the key thing is that we must be vigilant and call out suspicious activity. The most likely agents to go undetected will be those with long-term plans to disrupt our plans if we are successful. 

ONLINE TOOLS

As mentioned above, our website has a forum for every constituency. However, we want committees to move away from this as soon as they have been properly set up as we don’t want to be a central control point. We want the oligarchy to have to seek control of 650 groups rather than just one. 

The constituency/candidate/campaign pages will be managed by the committees through a standard content management system. 

We will produce advice for committees, candidates and volunteers which can be found on the website. We will also produce a podcast with interviews of campaigners from all over the UK to share ideas and discuss what works and what doesn’t.

INFORMATION

We will be creating and curating information for volunteers and “talkers” to reach people with the messages necessary to help them see the truth. Those one-to-one conversations between people who already trust each other are key to our success. We need to make it as easy as possible for the message to land properly.

We will ask for constant feedback as to what works. What message, what wording, what medium used, the best approach for various relationships, e.g. the best way for a priest to broach the subject in a sermon, the best way to speak to a close family member or the best sign for a shopkeeper to display in their window. 

We have access to many of the best writers, scientists and academics in the world so hopefully we can make this a success. 

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