Direct Democracy proposal for Economics

Prisoners not to receive DWP benefits

During 2009 through to 2011, approx. £100 M was spent on unemployment benefit payments for approx. 80,000 prisoners. Some have even maintained rent benefit payments whilst incarcerated, as the onus is on the prisoner to inform councils and the DWP of a change of circumstances.

Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to debate if prisoners should receive any income at all whilst incarcerated and, if councils should be obliged to maintain payments on rented or mortgaged properties. If the purpose of prison is for punishment, then we propose that payments be maintained but, if the purpose of prison is for punishment, then we propose that these payments be stopped with any consequences in loss of dwellings part of that punishment.

Voting for direct democracy outside a general election

Direct Democracy - Audio

It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.

This is not a protest campaign.

In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK is signed-up to], the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog is a UN-sanctioned and legally recognised voting format for UK reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.

Vote legitimately for a peaceful and structured UK reform to direct democracy now simply by following the People's Administration's Direct Democracy Twitter blog and when numbers reach a point of critical mass, we'll do the rest.

Follow: @self_rule

The People's Administration's constitution for reform to direct democracy and our voting protocols for implementing direct democracy have both been accepted by the UK Electoral Commission and the UN as legitimate. In a general election, the People's Administration DOES NOT have to field candidates to secure your vote on the ballot paper. Outside a general election, you can vote for a legitimate reform to direct democracy now by following @self_rule