If I were him I would have wrote a quick letter to the Daily Mail explaining cctv cameras in schools were wide open to public viewing. Bingo, front page news and no nasty comeback.
5 posts • joined 19 Mar 2008
I can't understand this. The vote is cast on paper, the machine counts it, except when the machine can't figure it out, then a human counts it. A human then checks the machine by doing a manual count of some ballots.
Why not just keep the humans. I think the advantage of having counting done in the open outweighs the errors the humans will make.
"So what we're left with is a dictatorship, albeit one that we sort of vote for - well if you're the member of a political party that wins the general election you got to vote for your party leader. Which sort of means someone, somewhere, voted for the Prime Minister. Just not in a public election."
You vote in a general election for an MP who shares your ideas. The MP can be a member of a political party - a group of people who share the same ideas. If their party wins then their ideas get debated before parliament.
If you are not happy with a political party you have to get involved. This does happen, have a look at Dr. Richard Taylor.
Stop thinking government is just a ship and you can't change its course. You can, but you have to be prepared to do something about it not sitting at home moaning.
> The ideal democracy is one where participation is effortless.
How can you participate without extending any effort? Democracy is about participation, it's fundamental. It can range from the simple like,
- Talking about politics with friends/neighbours
- Joining together with your neighbours to improve the local area
- Lobbying your MP or Councillor
Right up to being the prime minister. But it is all about participation and making an effort, something that a lot of people fail to see.
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