Not everyone understands. Not everyone wants to understand. Most are being paid to provide misinformation in the newspapers and in the TV studios controlled by the parties. Thus what is needed is a "User guide for dummies“ for all those who have doubts about interpretation, conspiracy theories or a need for clarifications.
D for Di Pietro: Antonio Di Pietro is a friend, but the M5S is not going to make an alliance with the IDV, nor with anyone else. The M5S wants to substitute the System of the parties with direct democracy. Basically it wants the end of the parties based on the delegation of “carte blanche”.
E for Elections: anyone carrying out a role for which he has been elected, cannot resign in order to compete for election to another role (eg. anyone who is a councillor cannot cannot put himself forward as a candidate for the position of member of parliament, anyone who is a senator cannot be a candidate for the position of mayor )
F for Fee: people elected with the M5S will keep for themselves a part of the fee. Today that’s fixed at a maximum of 5,000 euro gross. The rest will be returned to the State
E for Euro: the decision whether to stay within the euro is the responsibility of the citizens, by means of a referendum. This is my position. I believe that Italy cannot afford the euro, but it has to be the Italians who decide and not a group of oligarchs or Beppe Grillo
T for Terms of office: the M5S is not putting forward as a candidate anyone who has had two terms of office, even if these have been interrupted.
M for Movements: the M5S gives its backing and support to movements and campaign groups with common objectives, as has happened for “no to nuclear”, “water stays public”, “No Tav” and “No Gronda”, etc.
P for Primaries: there will be no primaries in the M5S (there’ll be no voting for leaders or titchy little leaders) for the national elections, but the choice of spokesperson for the Lower House and for the Senate. Their task will be the application of the election programme in close collaboration with members using the Internet
P for Programme: The Programme of the M5S exists (anyone who says otherwise is lying) and it is visible on the blog. Before the national elections it will be integrated and improved by members of the M5S using an online platform
G for Giving up elected position: the councillor, mayor or member of parliament has no obligation to give up his position every so often (for example every six months) If this should happen, it has to be preceded by a public announcement on the M5S portal giving details of the work carried out. There will be voting extended to all the members in that town or region or to the whole of the parliamentary constituency if he was a member of parliament.
E for Expenses: the M5S has not taken any money for election expenses for the regional elections and it will not take any money for the forthcoming national elections
T for TV: it is not "forbidden" for elected representatives of the M5S to give interviews to be shown on TV so that they can explain the activities for which they are directly responsible. Participation in talk shows is defintely not advised (in future it will be forbidden). The talk shows are normally led by journalists that are pleasing to the parties and appointed by them as is the case for channels controlled by the RAI, Mediaset and La7.
V for voting: the M5S will vote in town councils and in regional councils and in the future in Parliament. It will vote on the proposals that are in accordance with the Programme even when these are presented by the parties
(to be continued...)
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 08:38 PM in Information
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