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Thread #161019   Message #3823851
Posted By: Iains
01-Dec-16 - 09:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: The best type of government
Subject: RE: BS: The best type of government
There are two aspects of Democracy in the UK that have not been touched on that indirectly impact the working of democracy.
1) Corporations exist as legal entities. You can argue that their sole function is to make money for their shareholders. This they do but they also have no morality. The pursuit of Profit is the sole source of their existence.
They and their lobbyists have an unholy corrupting influence on democracy.
2)(courtesy Wikipedia)
The Remembrancer's department at the City of London is broken into three distinct branches of work: parliamentary, ceremonial and private events. The parliamentary office is responsible for looking after the City of London's interests in Parliament with regard to all public legislation, The Remembrancer's department had a budget of 6 million in 2011, and employed six lawyers to scrutinise prospective legislation and give evidence to select committees.[2]

The Remembrancer is a Parliamentary agent and so can observe House of Commons proceedings from the under-gallery facing the Speaker's chair.[3] However, that does not give the ability to participate in or influence the proceedings.[1]

I would argue that democracy in the UK has problems enough without these jokers above swanning around. They need to have their wings clipped.