Strange that at the exact time the British Constitution Group is calling for the return of Common Law Courts to deal with the treason and corruption now evident throughout the UK establishment, Compass online is now advocating a people’s jury. Here’s what they say (as ordinary people?!):
“Only we, the public, can hold power truly to account by testing whether what happens is in the public interest. To work out how to do it we call for a new Public Jury for the British public interest to propose reforms of banking, politics, media and thepolice. The Jury would be made up of 1,000 citizens drawn as a random sample of the electorate. It will be a jury of our peers. We do not need yet another inquiry in which one elite asks another elite to tell them what cannot be done. The Jury will be funded out of the public purse, with a paid secretariat with the resources to commission research and call witnesses.”
Perhaps not so strange is the same old honest upstanding establishment names behind the jury initiative, e.g. Greg Dyke, Henry Porter, Lord Stewart Wood, Lord Smith of Clifton, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC John Kampfner, Index on Censorship, Philip Pullman, author, Gordon Roddick, Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party, Professor Zygmunt Bauman, Leeds University, Professor Francesca Klug OBE, Professor David Marquand, Mansfield College, Oxford University, Professor Kate Pickett, University of York, Professor Richard Grayson, University of London, Ann Pettifor, Prime Economics, Peter Facey, Unlock Democracy, Deborah Doane, World Development Movement, John Christenson, Tax Justice Network, Richard Murphy, Tax Research LLP, Charlie McConnell, Schumacher College, Professor Tim Jackson, University of Surrey, Guy Shrubsole, Public Interest Research Centre, Richard Hawkins, Public Interest Research Centre, Alan Mac Dougall, PIRC, Neal Lawson, Compass, Martin McIvor, Renewal, Gavin Hayes, Compass, Andrew Simms, nef fellow, Will Straw, founder of Left Foot Forward, Clifford Singer, Other Taxpayers Alliance, Dave Prentis, General Secretary, Unison, Heather Wakefield, Unison, Polly Toynbee, The Guardian, Madeleine Bunting, The Guardian, Laurie Penny, journalist, Heather Savigny, UEA, Professor Judith Marquand, Wolfson College, Oxford University Professor Alan Finlayson, University of Swansea Professor Jonathan Rutherford, Middlesex University Professor Danny Dorling, University of Sheffield Professor George Irvin, University of London, SOAS Professor Prem Sikka, University of Essex Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology Professor Stefano Harney, QMUL Professor Peter Case, Bristol Business School Owen Jones, author of Chavs Howard Reed, Landman Economics Stewart Lansley, research fellow, University of Bristol Professor John Weeks, SOAS Jenny Jones AM, Green Party Jeremy Leggett, founder and CEO, Solar Century Tamasin Cave, Spinwatch Professor Victoria Chick, UCL Ruth Potts, The Great Transition, New Economics Foundation Stewart Wallis, executive director, New Economics Foundation Rajesh Makwana, director, Share The World’s Resources So who is Compass? None other than “Direction for the Democratic Left”. And who is the main team? Neal Lawson (Chair); Sue Goss (Vice Chair); Mark Cooke (Treasurer); Meg Russell; Lisa Nandy MP (Parliamentary Rep); Sam Tarry; Willie Sullivan (Scottish Rep); Baroness Helena Kennedy QC; Ruth Lister; Jon Cruddas MP; David Ritter; Luke Pearce(Compass Youth); Daniel D’eath (Welsh Rep); Kamaljeet Jandu; Gavin Hayes, the General Secretary of Compass, also serves the committee as its Secretary but as a full-time member of staff does not have voting rights. The main clue that it’s all a scam is the public funding. Please get digging and exposing.
By Brian Gerrish