Thursday, August 28, 2008

iCount fails

Earlier this year, a new minnow party popped up: iCount. Basically a "grumpy party", they promised an innovative solution to the "problem" of politicians not doing what they want "breaking their promises": remote-controlled list MPs. Party policy would be determined by polling the membership through the website, with any MPs contractually bound to mirror those views or resign (an arrangement which seems to be a contempt of Parliament).

According to my sources, the party has now accepted that it cannot get enough members to register and contest the party list. Instead, they'll be turning themselves into a discussion website, with the hope of trying again next time. Still, at least they tried.