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August 31, 2012

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HuwOS

"If there is a single instance where the Royal Family have a significant say in a legislative proposal, enough sirens would get blaring that the sound would deafen us. "

Were you aware that the royals were consulted on bills before this year?
Do you have any idea how many bills were amended to suit them?
If not, how can you say that they have not had significant say many times before now?

Unless it is discussed how can the public be aware enough to even hear sirens.
Perhaps this blog is the siren that should be deafening you but is instead causing you to bat at it as if it were a mosquito troubling your slumber.

There's a blinkered view about alright, but it might just be yours.

PS. I find the masses are sometimes ignorant and sometimes not, they are at their most ignorant however, when they disagree with me and least ignorant when they don't.
Unfortunately the former is so much more common than the latter.

Voting always matters, even when we lose as the vote can show the strength of support for the other option and in itself can bring change. See how many parties have adopted at least some green policies without the greens ever approaching power.

As for polluting to get the to polling station, consider walking if you can.

Patrick

M.Chalabi
We are democratically represented, the problem comes from public apathy.People can't be bothered to vote, because 'they are all the same'.This bothers them so much that only one voter in three bothers to vote.It torments them so much that rather than become engaged,interested,go to meetings, march, complain, join a polital party, form a new one, etc, they prefer the comfort of sedentry moaning as a lifetime pursuit.

We have a system that we can (if we choose) customise and improve but if so few people care .........


http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/04/editorial-local-elections-fed-up

Boldfierld

I am considerably more worried about the influence of big business, the city and rich friends on government policy.

M. Chalabi

I find the blinkered view here to be astounding. This all assumes that we are "democratically" represented in the first place. Through our archaic electoral system, most of the successive governments we have in this country come on the basis of the largest MINORITY vote and sometimes not even that. In forty years of voting, my vote had not mattered whether I had voted or not. All I achieve by going to vote is further waste of my time and a contribution to pollution by driving to the polling station. The (supposedly not-so-ignorant) masses voted against a tiny step towards a PR system, last year. If there is a single instance where the Royal Family have a significant say in a legislative proposal, enough sirens would get blaring that the sound would deafen us. Before we sidetrack attention onto something relatively trivial, let us get our own "democracy" into proper order.

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