This idea has ticked over in my head some months now but after seeing a vaguely related news article it reminded me, and I thought I'd see what you think. Currently our governmental system is like a set menu at a restaurant, we pick a party with the best set of policies to run the country. Each party generally has some good policies and some bad policies - no party is actually the correct answer for the best way to run the country. And in this day and age realistically we are only left with a choice of 2 - "Would you like chips, beans and cheese with a lot of very strong anchovie sir, or the smoked haddock on rice with an uncooked potatoe? Oh, yes you do have to swallow everything that is on your plate as well sir, did you not know that?" What (I think) would be much better would be this: You dont vote on a party, the people who look after the infrastructure of the country are actually the employed civil servents in the main, so why the frugging hell vote for what public face you stick on them anyway? No, instead the people of the country should vote on idividual policies which are then carried out by the civil servents. It would be a bit of a nightmare at first admittedly, but once this system has settled down the tick-over of policies would manageable - because the good ones would stay, the bad ones would go, and only the good new ones would be put in place. We would have a much more dynamic and 'people of the country' friendly system of running the UK, and probably loose a hell of a lot of bolx that happens in parlourment enabling a more efficient Great Britian. Do I speak from my anus or does this sound plausible?