I've long held the view now that Parliament would be a much better place if it was like it was hundred of years ago in the days of Fox and Pitt. Back then whilst you belonged to a "party" the party structure itself was much looser and on a par with the way the party system works in the US.
Progression and achievement in politics was about principle and campaigns where those with widely differing views often came together and formed Governments. True the politicians were in the upper echelon of society but there was a greater degree of principle at play.
Thus I'm rather pleased to see the launch of Jury Team that seeks to break the stranglehold of the party political system, or more correctly, the political class that has grown around the system which sees professional politicians rise up through the ranks and take contorl when often they have bugger all experience of the real world.
The Jury Team site will be seeking independent candidates to run on a basic platform of Good Governance - cleaning up sleaze, making politicians more accountable, making the system more directly democratic, and trying to make government more transparent. Apart from that they'll each have their own policies and be unwhipped.
Good luck to them I say. We've heard alot about the "redistribution of wealth" in the past, but its about time we started talking more loudly about the "redistribution of power".