Election Crowdfunder – Keeping the lights on – Please help

Posted: April 3, 2015 by tallbloke in Accountability, Energy, Politics
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I’ve just launched an election crowdfunding campaign to help boost our chances of getting an engineer who understands energy issues and priorities, (me), into parliament.

crowdfunder

I know I’ve had the hat out already here, but I’m hoping those who missed the last appeal might consider helping out. This is the most important UK election for many decades, and much is at stake.

This is an appeal more orientated to commonsense than party politics. How can we expect our legislature to produce sensible energy policy when so few MPs understand the nuts and bolts of power generation? We need an engineer in parliament, and I’m putting myself up for the job.

Thanks for your consideration.

Rog Tallbloke

Comments
  1. tallbloke says:

    £20 pledged so far. From little acorns…

  2. tallbloke says:

    Doubled to £40. How much is a country with a working grid worth?

  3. tallbloke says:

    Another £50 has come in via the site donation button. Thank you gentlemen, you know who you are.

  4. ivan says:

    Roger, the problem is that the UK needs a lot more than one engineer in parliament. I think that a hundred might just be a start. There is also a need for people that have had at least 10 to 15 years experience in industry also being MPs.

  5. tallbloke says:

    I agree completely Ivan, but since I love setting precedents, I want to be first.🙂

  6. Paul Vaughan says:

    Roger runs the only climate blog allowing 1+1=2 to be stated without triggering hateful harassment.

    I live below the poverty line, so I can’t help Roger financially without sacrificing either food or shelter.

    But let me do this:

    If donations hit a certain threshold, I’ll release ahead-of-schedule results tying the sunspot integral (RI), solar cycle length (SCL), & solar cycle deceleration (SCD) directly to JEV (Jupiter-Earth-Venus).

    I dare UK citizens — and citizens the world over reading here too (if they have the fortitude …which I doubt) — to call my “bluff” (if that’s what you *think* it is).

    Go ahead and force me to put my cards on the table TODAY. Do you have it ($$) in you to make such a demand?? I promise that I won’t be responding to harassment and that I WILL be responding to financial support for Roger.

  7. ren says:

    Very strong radioactive radiation, gamma probably reaches to the lower layers of the atmosphere.

  8. hunter says:

    Please let me know if it is lawful to receive and accept donations from overseas.
    Good luck with your campaign.

  9. tchannon says:

    hunter, although I am a blog contributor I have no other connection with Roger, nor am I a member of a political party, nor do I vote within 100 miles.

    The Electoral Commission deal with such things, there are guidelines since the law is not exact.

    So far as I can see there is unlikely to be a problem, it is up to Roger to accept or not. Donations should be in private otherwise it can create problems for one or both parties to the matter.
    Some public declarations have to be made for larger donation including in a few cases where the donation is returned.

    Try starting here.

    http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/political-parties-campaigning-and-donations/donations-and-loans-to-other-individuals-and-organisations/guidance-for-regulated-individuals