My attention has been brought to a mischevious little website set up to annoy the 646. It takes the hassle out of abusing MPs by automatically formatting and sending the following speech by Cromwell to any MP you fancy
SUBJECT: You've Been Cromwelled!
In support of the people of
, the people of Britain have decided to Cromwell You! Our records show
that you have been 'Cromwelled'
times. In our humble opinion it should be none. You have no right
to steal from us, the very people you are expected to serve. The time has now come for the expenses system in Parliament to have a total
overhaul, and as such we the people demand that you stand with us and help facilitate this wish.
On the 20th April 1653 Oliver Cromwell made a speech to Parliament where he dismissed Parliament as the Members were corrupt in every way.
We the people resurrect this speech in the hope that it will remind you that you serve us, and not the other way around. Please find an excerpt
of the speech below:
On the 20th April 2010 we will be holding a protest outside the Houses of Parliament and will be calling for a Day of National Civil Disobedience.
The ball is now in your court, you can help this country be great again by supporting our call, or you can continue to be morally corrupt, which will result in you losing your seat in Parliament. Do not forget that the proposed date for the General Election is May 2010. The people will remember how you respond to this campaign. You have been warned!
This email has been sent on behalf of a voter via the website: www.youve-been-cromwelled.org.http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=5540582362418355935
We are aware of your so called 'Parliamentary Protocol' where you shirk your responsibility to the people of Britain by only dealing with your constituents.
You serve us ALL! Please take the time to respond to this email and then visit the website.
Plus, they have declated April 20th 2010 as National Civil Disobedience Day. Fun includes:-
- Don't go to work.
When you work you get paid, when you get paid you pay taxes. Those taxes are abused by MP's. Take the day off but do not book it as holiday as your holiday pay is also taxed. Take unpaid leave. If you are an essential worker eg. Doctor, Nurse, Fireman, Police etc we are asking you to go to work but work for free like a day of volunteering. We appreciate times are hard but we think this is for the greater good.
- Don't do any shopping.
When you buy goods you are paying VAT. Vat is tax, tax funds the troughs of Parliament. Also if there are no customers, then the workers at the shop have the opportunity to march with us. If you really need to go to the shops for essential goods refuse to pay the VAT on the items. Explain to the shopkeeper that as a form of protest you do not want to fund the pigs in Parliament any longer. We are going to be writing to retail companies asking them to allow customers to buy goods without VAT. We will publish a list of companies that support our cause.