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#61 User is offline   Davetolbooth 

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

It will be interesting to see if 'twatter' or 'offyerfacebook' etc enables a ground swell against party politics in the next election.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:40 PM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

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We're Sick Of The Lot Of You: Disgusted Voters Give All Three 'out Of Touch' Party Leaders The Worst Poll Ratings In History


And then promptly vote for them. Again.

Fool me once etc. Even without our currently, awful, system there are still the means to vote out poor candidates. The fact people don't so this just gets them that government they oh so deserve.

I've said before. With todays technology, there is no reason at all* why we couldn't have some sort of direct democracy and actually vote on the larger issues as and when.





* - Well, apart from the obvious reason of course.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

View PostVagabond, on 04 April 2012 - 12:41 AM, said:

And then promptly vote for them. Again.

Fool me once etc. Even without our currently, awful, system there are still the means to vote out poor candidates. The fact people don't so this just gets them that government they oh so deserve.

I've said before. With todays technology, there is no reason at all* why we couldn't have some sort of direct democracy and actually vote on the larger issues as and when.

* - Well, apart from the obvious reason of course.


If you look at the percentage of the population who actually cast a vote for the current government..

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Exactly, and don't forget that a third of people didn't even vote to start with.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

Short version, people are tired of seeing hard work punished, and the feckless rewarded with the spoils.

Also, having successive governments that are clearly hell-bent on destroying the most successful cultural and legal system in the history of mankind - the fifth column state funded broadcaster, 'media', 'intellectual' and 'educator' classes cheerleading all the way - is unlikely to be popular.

Back to basics folks. Low taxes, small state and defend the f*cking borders from those who would be perfectly happy to turn this country into whatever backward hell-hole they scurried in from.


Edit: I've said it before, I'll say it again. We are one charismatic leader away from things turning very, very nasty indeed.

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