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Daniel Hannan on his blog:

Douglas Carswell and I are starting a new campaign: Direct Democracy. Its principles will be familiar to readers of this blog: decentralisation, the direct election of public officials, self-financing councils, devolved welfare, parliamentary control of foreign policy, elected sheriffs, a clean-up of Westminster, lots and lots of referendums. Direct Democracy is open to anyone who wants to shift power from Brussels to Westminster, from Whitehall to town halls, from state to citizen. Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?

Source: Hannan’s blog

From the website of Direct Democracy:

Based on the book Direct Democracy, the localist papers, and The Plan, the Direct Democracy campaign aims to shift governmental powers back, from Brussels to Westminster, from Whitehall to town halls, from the state to the citizens.  Power would be dispersed among communities, through localism and through referendums.

In brief, Direct Democracy aims to:

Clean up Westminster

Devolve power to the lowest practicable level

Make public services work for the people who use them

Bring foreign and domestic policy back in line with public opinion

Replace the quango state with genuine democracy

Refresh our political system through localism and the use of referendums

Source: Direct Democracy UK

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