If you're taking the time and trouble to set up proxies, then do take a little time to write to your MP as well and complain about the snooping that annoyed you in the first place. As we saw with the now-withdrawn clause 152, writing to MPs really does work.http://www.writetothem.com
Actually I have recently got involved with a political party and I’m learning a great deal about this life of politics. One thing I see is that this country is very tribal, and that is reflected in the politics as well. My Tory MP needed very little encouragement, and a couple of letters and he was kind of pleased to hear from someone who agreed with him on these matters.
Others on here with Labour MPs have written countless letters, and all it does is rub them up the wrong way. You get the distinct impression that they know they are wrong, but have to say the party line because the boss orders them to think in that way.
So, I don’t quite know what this achieves apart from making them feel very uncomfortable. If the truth be known, it probably makes them into a nastier person, who, given the chance would most likely feel like taking revenge on those who make them feel so bad when they acquire more power, resulting from them sticking to the party line.
So these days I’m not relying on them to see sense. I really do believe it is the general public who are the ones we should be looking to. They hold the ultimate power, and if we can give them hope that resistance is not futile, then eventually these sticklers to the party line will become an historical curiosity. They only have power because people are willing to give it to them. In my book the only people that have real power are those who command the respect of the people and they are given support because the people like them enough to support them. If I had a Labour MP I’d get a huge big NO2ID banner and use it right at the point where he was trying to canvass electoral support or something like that. Remember, it’s the people that need to get the message, not the stooges. The stooges can be voted out.