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Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Apr-19 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
"The referendum was not conducted on constituency lines. "
The problem is that the hate based populism that gave us Brexit and Trump is being presented as 'Democracy' by the right wing politicians and the Bum-wipe Press
I have to say, before I experienced them close up, I was unaware of how effective referenda and proportional representation could be when used responsibly - they really are a check on excesses
The tactical voting available to you at election time really makes you think before you put your cross on the ballot paper
Ireland has improved beyond imagination over the last decade or so thanks to two referenda - others on divorce and a woman's place in society on their way (while Little Britain beyond Ireland still lumbers in the Primeval swamps North-East of here)
Bring on the next one
Jim