21 out of 35 elected - many by margins of a couple of hundred. It worked! (at least, it's a beginning...)
Here it is: Vote4Peace. Our try, some of us, at building a politics of peace and legitimacy, rather than just crying after that which has evaporated.
The Guardian just picked it up. Not quite accurate. We don't have quite that much money, and I'm volunteering myself. Obsessed with the donors, they don't notice that it's actually about the people: the many not the few, the moderate majority of Brits who believe in peace and legitimacy but despair for the realisation of their dream. In the US, MoveOn.org has three million email supporters. They have real power. We're just at the beginning.
"Candidates who had the courage to raise their voices against the folly in Iraq shall be rewarded. The supporters of illegitimate war and occupation must acknowledge their mistakes, and be held accountable." A bit stentorian, wouldn't you say?
But here it is. A foray into practical politics.