Welcome to the website of the Five Star Direct Democracy Party - a national organisation of Independents who answer only to their electors. We exist to replace the United Kingdom's failed system of so-called "representative" democracy - a system that ignores the will of the people and transfers the nation's wealth to a privileged few - with a system of genuine democracy, direct democracy, in which the sovereignty and control of the country's future is transferred to the people, where it belongs.
Our present system of government pretends to be a democracy. We are told that because we get to choose our representatives this means that anything they decide for us once they have been elected, must be democratic. But the reality is different: politicians feign an interest in what we want only for the few weeks during the run-up to an election. However, once in office they ignore us and take their orders from party whips, who in turn get their instructions from party donors and vested interests.
While our purpose is to bring about Direct Democracy in the UK, our motivation to effect this change is our love for our country and our unwillingness to do nothing while our corrupt political class abuses its position of trust. It does so in order to enrich their cronies at the expense of Britain's prosperity, security and national character, all at the Taxpayer's expense.
5 Star believes that the following issues are close to the heart of every responsible Briton and we are confident that once effected, Direct Democracy will bring about the changes the country needs and wants to see in the following areas:
First off, we're not actually interested in party politics. So, you don't need to join us or leave your current party (if you have one). Technically, we're committed to bringing party politics to an end. So it's probably not surprising that we put the goal of promoting Direct Democracy ahead of our own party's interests.
That said, the only way to replace Representative Democracy (RD) with Direct Democracy (DD) is to start getting DD candidates elected to Westminster. We think that once the people see how DD operates in the first constituency we win and how it shifts power from our largely despised political class to the people, neighbouring constituencies are going to want DD too. And it's going to spread like wildfire until a majority of Parliament are independent DD candidates and we have a sufficient majority to change the law and implement DD in perpetuity - like in Switzerland! 🇨🇭
So, one of the best things you can do is to help us get a DD candidate elected either at local council or parliamentary level - either by standing yourself or identifying someone locally who has the right qualities, and persuading them to stand.
Could you be a candidate? Unlike in the legacy parties, as a DD candidate there are no safe seats to ingratiate yourself into, and there's no public or donor money to spend on campaigning. All DD candidates are going to get elected only because they care enough to work hard enough to prove to the people of their electorate that they'll fight for their interests and win.
Do you care enough? Are you ready to give your free time as a Member of the Parallel Parliament (MPP), shadowing your current MP, implementing Direct Democracy in your local constituency - before it has force of law? You will be monitoring the parliament.uk website, looking for important bills that your MP is yet to vote on, publicising these bills, campaigning for 10% voter participation and proving the will of the people to your MP. You will thus be either constraining him or her to vote according to the people's will or else exposing him or her as an enemy of democracy. Or else by knocking doors in all weathers, finding out what the people want and starting a new Citizen's Initiative to present to your MP once it has the support of 10% of your electorate.
Are you ready to be a champion of the people? Can you identify your local MP's weaknesses? Can you leverage local media - television and newspapers - to impel your local authorities to get things done that your local MP is either too weak, incompetent or apathetic to get done? Are you capable of confrontation? Are you willing to embarrass your MP via local media every time they disregard the proven will of the constituency?
As an MPP you can start to make a massive impact on your constituency almost immediately. If you're the right kind of person, you don't need to wait for permission. And you don't need to wait for the government to call the next election. You can literally start taking control today.
We'll create a personal website for you. We'll set up an online voting mechanism on the People's Parliament platform for your constituency. Then you'll either introduce yourself as the prospective parliamentary candidate for the 5 Star Direct Democracy Party to the media and local Electoral Commission office, or else we'll guide you through the process of creating your own Direct Democracy Association affiliated local political party, such as the [Insert Constituency Name Here] Independent Group. Once you're an approved candidate and have signed data protection documentation, we will help you obtain the electoral register and start engaging your local public.
Armed with these simple but effective resources you'll be adequately equipped to compel your local authorities to say, get a carer for that mentally-ill person that has been shamefully neglected for years; get a pedestrian crossing built for those pensioners who are frightened to cross the road each morning; get the local council to clear up those back alleys of dog's mess and hypodermic syringes; get that skateboard park or community pre-fab built that will get the local youth off the streets and out of trouble; etc, etc.
You'll have the power to get things done, things that your local incumbent is not getting done. By making good use of the available press pretty soon the people in your constituency will start to see that the Member of the Parallel Parliament is actually more effective, useful and approachable than than the Member of Parliament.
The MP will be seen as redundant and, provided you maintain an intelligent, continuous campaign for the 2-3 years ahead of the next parliamentary election, the people will vote you in and the old MP out. You'll become Britain's first Direct Democracy MP and will make a very public, binding declaration in your maiden speech to implement DD in your constituency, engage your electorate, and to vote as instructed by your voters - provided at least 10% engage on any bill. If they don't, they'll be giving you permission to vote according to your conscience, always knowing that they can rein you in and keep you in check if you're not seeking their will or engaging them.
Unless you're an arrogant elitist that's incredibly unlikely to happen, because in spite of anti-democratic, condescending, mainstream propaganda, while the British public are not all saints, they're infinitely more moral, sensible and socially and fiscally conservative than our wayward political class. But in the extremely unlikely event that this ever happens, you'll need to make a public statement that you've encountered a life-and-death issue so incredibly important to you that it trumps your belief in democracy, and that your final act as an MP is going to be to vote against the people and according to your conscience and that you fully expect to be recalled by your electorate. You'll probably lose your seat, but you never know. If you've got an absolutely compelling and noble reason for going against the people, you might have earned the people's respect and they might hang onto you.
Once we select you as an MPP, as you start canvassing locally, discovering your constituency's top priorities for change, you'll start to identify supporters. You'll need to recruit these people to join your new branch so you can meet together regularly, benefit from the wider experience, knowledge and wisdom of the members of an ever-growing branch, and seek their support in canvassing, delivering leaflets, manning action days in your local towns and villages, convincing local land owners to display your Correx boards, and planning and executing useful and attention-grabbing actions to arrest the interest of local media.
So, if you've got the confidence, the passion, and the commitment to do all of this, and you don't have any unspent criminal convictions or too distasteful an assortment of skeletons in your closet, then nothing should hold you back. You have the means. Indeed, once you've seen the light, once you've identified the simple fact that DD is the only political means to safeguard all that is valuable in our nation, if you can feasibly carve just a few hours out of your busy schedule each week, than arguably, you don't really have a choice in the matter: it's your duty to act, and to not delay.
As you do what you do in your constituency, you will inevitably meet good people in neighbouring constituencies who respect what you're doing and will want to be a part of it. You need to help us identify good candidates in local constituencies who you can guide to replicate your work in their constituencies and get themselves elected to Parliament.
Similarly, others around the country will be following a similar path. Look at this graphic 👇. The MPP's work of functioning more like the MP than the actual MP will convince respective electorates around the country that the MPP should replace the MP at the next election.
We want all clear thinking, non-elitists to promote DD. Again, we don't need you to leave your current party, if you have one. And you don't need to join our party either, in order to promote DD. If you believe in DD want to help us spread the message - either as a non-activist who is simply willing to answer the odd question from intelligent people you meet, or as an activist or candidate - then the best place to start is by getting the D's.
By wearing the double chevron ("the D's") you show solidarity with all fellow DD advocates in the UK. We wear the D's in white on black, or in black on white. We don't use any colours (except reflective metallics for candidates and branch chairs) because they're associated with party politics. While debates and arguments are always conducted in shades of grey, at the end of the day, DD always condenses down to binary choices, yes or no, black or white.
We don't sell merchandise and there's nothing 5 Star does as an organisation that makes profit. We're only about spreading the word and getting truly independent candidates elected. So, we encourage you to order your own branded gear. Here's an example 👇 that's all ready to go, but you can get something much cheaper if you upload your own graphic of the D's in high resolution for a printer.
Best to right click the button 👆 and choose "Save link as..."