Just not interested

March 15th, 2009 § 1 comment

Participation in politics is well, disappointing. People do not give a toss because they think there is no point. No ones going to listen to what they have to say or what they think.

There is a lot of truth in that. and here is just one example of that

Emails sent by members of the public to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights were deleted by the committee without even being read. Two people who happened to have enabled tracking sent me the following two automated repllies they received:

Your message

To: Joint Committee On Human Rights
Subject: Craig Murray:
Sent: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 20:51:41 -0000

was deleted without being read on Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:46:42 -0000


Your message

To: Joint Committee On Human Rights
Cc: craig murray
Subject: Torture evidence on 10 March
Sent: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:47:36 -0000

was deleted without being read on Fri, 13 Mar 2009 10:46:42 -0000

Note the identical time of deletion. Evidently people’s emails were not even deleted individually but selected as a group and deleted en masse.

This is a shame because there was no template and people made some very telling individual points. Plainly people put time and thought into attempting to participate actively in a key part of a supposedly democratic process. It is a disgrace that these emails were deleted unread. Is the UK really a democracy now?

Follow the link for some of the letters sent.

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§ One Response to Just not interested

  • I do agree that many, many people have dismissed politics as a lost cause and this is dangerous because politics is everything and effects everyone.

    To a degree, this is a good move for those in power, no matter what their political bent, a dis-engaged electorate is an easy win, it is an energised, robust and vigourous electorate that is feared by those with something to hide.

    And once again, this is an area in which the Americans have bested us, a good electroate holds it’s people in power to account, we must never give up or get beaten but pick ourselves up and keep pushing; as best we can.

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