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Thread #160019   Message #3796564
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Jun-16 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Ireland has a PR system which has just managed to defeat one of the most unpopular measures ever introduced by a government water charges it would never have happened in Britain
Any electoral system depends on how it is used and who can use it.
Ireland did well out of being a fully consenting member of Europe rather than the "shall I shan't I" approach taken by Britain.
The gains of membership were destroyed, not by Europe but by the greed of the bankers and the corruption and incompetence of the politicians who put and kept them there.
Under PR, the Irish people managed to create a stalemate lasting for months which prevented the people who placed Ireland in its predicament from waltzing back into office on a first-past-the-post system and forced all the parties to openly co-operate something else that never would happen in Britain.
Water charges, hopefully, will now be voted out of existence and some of the bankers who milked Ireland dry are now on trial for their dishonest behaviour
That certainly would never have happened in Britain
Even the police force of Ireland has been placed in the spotlight and made answerable for past crimes and incompetences.
There's democracy and democracy, it seems stability is worth s.f.a. if it doesn't serve the people as a whole
Jim Carroll