About Us Who will you ENGAGE with?
ENGAGE believes that our elected MP’s do not have the answers, you the people do and we have created a party system based on Direct Democracy so that you the people can put your heads together to find the best possible solutions for the betterment of us all. Also, we hope that by doing so we can get back to learning from each other once again.
Our Branches are independent units that work in the interest of those in their community and each and every branch has its own private section on the forum that only members of any given branch can access and participate in. We then have regional/county sections so that own branches in any given region can access and finally we have the all members party section, where every member has an equal opportunity to have their say on every aspect of the party. Engaging with each other to find the best possible solutions.
ONLY BY CHANGING HOW A POLITICAL PARTY FUNCTIONS CAN WE EVER HOPE TO CHANGE BRITISH POLITICS FOR THE BETTER
Well how did ENGAGE first come about,where did it start and who are the people behind this new political party?
ENGAGE originally started of as DDIP – Demos Direct Initiative Party and was initially created as a fall back solution should John Rees Evans fail in his endeavours to implement Direct Democracy in UKIP. However, when it came to it, for whatever reasons JRE decided to go with another new party idea called Affinity. We were not overly joyed about this as we had wasted a year waiting for him but in politics you are never far from the next disappointment. We do wish JRE and all in Affinity the best of luck in their endeavours but we believe in empowering the membership and so will continue on with…
Once we found out about the Affinity project we had a members debate on what we should do. It was clearly obvious to us throughout the three election campaigns we had been in, that DEMOS was not a name people could connect with and Demos Direct Initiative was a bit of a mouthful. Though DEMOS is the Greek word for ‘The People’ and the origins of the word ‘Democracy’ it was a little too cryptic and many read it as demo’s as in short for demonstrations and thought we were just wanting to put on protest marches. So we decided we needed a new party name and the chosen one was…
ENGAGE is a true Direct Democracy party that wants to give people a real voice in British politics and to create a party system where we get back to learning from each other.
I decided to join the party where I will be not a mere passenger but I will have a say about the direction we are going together from the start.