Kidderminster author releases book on political systems
The failings of political systems around the world and how to improve them is the subject of a new book by a Midlands author.
The Capitalist Party Manifesto examines the theory that democracies could function far better if political systems were remodelled.
It is the debut work of Kidderminster-based author Christopher Morrall, who explores a number of ways to "modify the system" for the benefit of the public
"Overthrowing the system could be damaging for the public, but in my view the system we have in this country could work far better if it was adapted and changed," he said.
Among the changes Mr Morrall suggests is limiting political terms for councillors and MPs, a move he says would widen participation and eliminate the prevalence of career politicians.
He also considers the benefits of ensuring Ministerial positions are related to career backgrounds, and examines how corruption and 'revolving door' politics have tainted many democracies.
Mr Morrall, aged 37, who has his own recruitment business, said: "I'm interested in what drives someone to want to go into politics, particularly when you consider all the abuse they can receive.
"I'm certainly not knocking politicians per se, as some do a good job and I'm sure many of them go into it with the right intentions.
"But the further you go up the ladder the more funding is required – and that can be where the problems start."
Mr Morrall says he intends his book to be easy to read. And he hopes it will appeal to a wide audience.
"It's not just aimed at those who are interested in politics," he said.
"I just want people to read it so we can get the message out there and see how my ideas go across.
"The more people who read it, the more likely we are to see change."
To get the book for the discounted price of £6 (including postage and packing), email email@example.com or call 07713035388.
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