For the past few weeks we've been working from several lists contacting people who might want to support the campaign. One list in particular turned out to include a large number of Conservative supporters. Almost everyone we called was a local party chairman or heavily involved in fundraising for the party. All of them supported what we are doing. Of course word got back to Tory HQ and the next thing we hear is David Cameron making a speech promising direct democracy for the people of Britain. 'We will begin a massive redistribution of power in our country from the powerful to the powerless.......the right to initiate local and national referenda....' Thank you David! We heard about it in an email from I&R GB who sent this link
It's prepositioning of course, they want to be able to say that they were planning on this all along. All that matters is that they get there.