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TOPIC: Democracy
#242179
Wyot

Democracy 4 Weeks ago  
Russian "democracy" is determined by power US "democracy" by money. Is who has more democracy a question worth discussing? Or is it just the same ends by different means?
 
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#242189
Green Man

Re:Democracy 4 Weeks ago  
Or maybe the Russians think that Putin is doing a fine a job running the country.

We have a dictator as a PM.
 
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Green Man

Re:Democracy 4 Weeks ago  
 
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#242221
Jeremy

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 6 Days ago  
Green Man wrote:
We have a dictator as a PM

How is Sunak a dictator?


 
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Green Man

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Jeremy wrote:
Green Man wrote:
We have a dictator as a PM

How is Sunak a dictator?




He was installed and appointed. The public didn't vote for him Barney, there should of been a GE after Boris fucked off.
 
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Jeremy

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
The electorate didn't vote for 15 other Prime Ministers.

Were they all dictators too?
 
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Green Man

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 5 Days ago  
Jeremy wrote:
The electorate didn't vote for 15 other Prime Ministers.

Were they all dictators too?


Yes!
 
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#242276
hedda

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
the problem is the corrupt First Past The Post system. A minority always rules Britain.

As opposed to Australia with it's preferential system that produces governments with a majority no matter how slim.

And 5 years is far too long..3 years so much better. And compulsory voting gets out around 93% of voters in Oz.
 
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Wyot

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
hedda wrote:
the problem is the corrupt First Past The Post system. A minority always rules Britain.



I don't agree this is the core problem for democracy Hedda.

Across parties there is no effective representation of local needs. Global forces drive economic policies, the media more local issues.

No one knows what is real or not anymore due to social media, which has also killed attention spans and interest or engagement in communities or the real world. AI will further vastly compromise this. Democracy in any meaningful sense has, I think, had its time.
 
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Green Man

Re:Democracy 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
hedda wrote:
the problem is the corrupt First Past The Post system. A minority always rules Britain.

As opposed to Australia with it's preferential system that produces governments with a majority no matter how slim.

And 5 years is far too long..3 years so much better. And compulsory voting gets out around 93% of voters in Oz.



Compulsory voting is wrong also. People should have a right not to vote.
 
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