Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jury Team Profile - John Wallace

Here are the responses to my invitation to Jury Team Candidates, these are from John Wallace who is running in the Scotland Primary.

John's full Jury Team profile can be seen, here.

If you would like to vote for John in the Primary, text JOHWAL01 to 86837 (25p + Standard Rate)

Feel free to leave questions and comments in the comments field.

Please answer True or False to these statements:

1. The EU should have even more control over the governing of member states including the UK.
False

2. The EU is the future of Continental Europe; the UK should be less resistant to this and more willing to be engaged with EU partners.
False

3. The EU is fundamentally undemocratic in how it is made up and how it functions.
True

4. If elected to the EU Parliament I will always vote in favour of returning legislative powers to member states.
True

5. Countries like Iceland and Norway should be made to join the EU.
False

6. Ireland was wrong to vote NO in their referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
False

7. The main reason why people are against the EU in the UK is because the Tabloid media runs scare stories.
Don’t know

8. I believe the UK should be a part of a federal Europe, whether as the UK or as component nations or regions.
False

9. The UK should leave the EU as swiftly and as amicably as possible.
False

10. The UK Parliament should be sovereign. No laws made by the EU should be above the law making decisions of the UK Parliament.
True

11. The UK and France should give up their seats on the UN Security Council in favour of an EU representative.
False

12. The city of London and UK financial institutions should be regulated by the EU.
False

13. The EU has kept peace in Europe for 60 years.
False

14. If the UK left the EU, it’s economy would never recover.
False

15. Plans should be made for the UK to join the EURO within the next five year sitting of the EU parliament
Don’t know

16. UK armed forces should answer to a European Military Chain of Command.
False

17. The EU should be allowed to collect taxes directly from European citizens and/or businesses.
False

18. There will never be war in Europe as long as the EU is strong.
True

19. The UK should not be allowed to declare war without the approval of the EU
False

20. The UK should be allowed a referendum whether it accepts the EU Lisbon Constitutional Treaty before it comes into force.
True

21. I am prepared to give up some small freedoms so that the UK and/or the EU governments can better protect us from terrorists.
Don’t know

22. The EU should have control of EU wide policing to make standard the same across Europe, as well as centrally gather intelligence.
False

23. UK Common Law is incompatible with European Courts. We should protect Common Law.
Yes

24. People who stand opposed to the EU should be punished.
False

25. The Eurovision Song Contest is a wonderful form of European entertainment and the voting is in no way rigged.
False

In no more than 200 words for each question, please tell us about the following:

Q. If you are elected to the EU Parliament, by what method and frequency will your expenses be made public?
My expenses would be made public at least monthly. Hopefully weekly. This is already on my website as part of my Contract with Constituents

Q. Have you ever stood for an elected position before?
No

Q. Do you have you own website or blog?
Yes – http://www.johnwallace.me.uk/

Q. Do you regularly read any particular newspapers or magazines? Who are your favourite writers/Journalists?
I regularly read lots of newspapers, magazines and blogs. I don’t have any favourite writers/journalists but I have some that are definitely not favourite

Q. Why did you decide to stand for Jury Team instead of an existing political party?
Independent and Anti-Sleaze automatically means no political party.

Q. What is the very first thing you will do in your official capacity if elected?
Finalise my “Contract with Constituents” within 24 hours.

Q. And, as you have been good enough to answer the above, in no more than 1,000 of your own words, tell us why we should vote for you.
Please read my website at www.johnwallace.me.uk and also read www.edinburghsucks.com (some saucy language) which I set up and supported since 2005.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the same John Wallace who stood as an independent candidate in the 2007 Council elections in Craigentinny/Duddingston Edinburgh. Why has he stated here that he has never stood for election? Is he lying? If so why is he banging on about anti sleaze when he is embroiled himself?

See

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Edinburgh_Council_election,_2007

John Wallace said...

Correct. It is.

I never put it down because I didn't stand.

I asked for a press pass at the count but was turned down because they didn't accept bloggers. So I then put my name down as a candidate but never printed one leaflet. I intentionally never submitted election expenses, and still have not, because I was not standing as a candidate.

You won't find sleaze around me. I have been campaigning against it for years using my own time and money and will continue no matter what happens in the European Elections.

However, if Jury Team want me to change that answer, I am willing to do so but I would prefer not to because of the reasons stated above.

Feel free to email me if you have any further questions.

Anonymous said...

Mr Wallace, I am confused as your answer to the previous enquirer is less than transparent.

Were you a candidate or not?

According to the information provided to me by a contact in Edinburgh you were named as a candidate on the ballot paper, thus one must assume that you were a candidate putting himself forward for election.

Therefore you HAVE stood for election.

To deny this fact in the face of overwhelming evidence is lying or sleaze as it is now called.

I see from your profile that you also claim to have qualifications from both Oxford and Moray House.

Is this true or simply more sleaze?

Anonymous said...

19 votes speaks volumes about this sleazeball. Give it up dude!