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democracy

  1. yogi bear up the cagire

    I smell a rat§§§

    FRENCH RIGHT WING PRIMARIES I smell a RAT! Democracy or gerrymandering in action? Pay 2 euros and vaguely adhere to a right-wing agenda and you have the right to vote. An outside candidate languishing in third place, is suddenly propelled to clear leader. In whose interest is it to...
  2. yogi bear up the cagire

    Totally beyond belief????

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35773649 No, this is not about the veracity or otherwise, of these leaked papers..........it's a more important question than that. We live in a western democracy........freedom of the press and all that b******s. So, from that point of view and...
  3. Rootshallbloke

    The EU referendum

    Voting in the EU referendum There has been a fair bit of discussion on here recently regarding voting or not dependent on your views on democracy. As the EU and our membership appears to generate strong opinion for and against, I have a simple question: - Would you be in favour of making...
  4. londonblue

    Aylesbury

    In the light of this: BBC going on in Aylesbury, which has a political composition of this: Aylesbury Political Composition Does anyone want to retract, or amend their views?
  5. Peter Oborne/Telegraph/HSBC

    This is pretty astonishing from Oborne, after he quits the telegraph. https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/peter-oborne/why-i-have-resigned-from-telegraph
  6. Cricko

    You have Two Cows.

    TWO COWS ~{Matthias Varga} SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you...
  7. C C Csiders

    Eastleigh By-Election

    There will be something hugely wrong with democracy in this country if the candidate standing for the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party doesn't sail into Westminster.
  8. A dodgy day for democracy?

    Tomorrow the Queen will sit in on a cabinet meeting in a purely "observatory" role. Hang on, I thought since Cromwell and all that, monarchs and elected politicians were kept well apart. Let's hope this isn't the start of a trendy where Queen Liz can stick in her tuppence about cutting taxes...
  9. Cricko

    A Cow based Economics Lesson.

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have 2...
  10. OldBlueLady

    Death Penalty vote back in the forefront

    According to Sky News, MPs may be about to debate the reintroduction of the death penalty: With the vast improvements in DNA and forensic findings, is it time for a more up to date viewpoint from the cross section of SZ posters at large? For myself, I believe that if the evidence is 100%...
  11. Tangled up in Blue

    With God on our side?

    http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/2011/06/long-term-government-democracy It would appear that God (or at least the Archbishop)doesn't think a lot of the Coalition's plans for the country. Is he right though?
  12. Mohave Shrimper

    No to AV

    Over the weekend I recieved not one, but two No to AV leaflets.... What a load of scare-mongering crap! If I’m honest I was already fairly certain I was going to vote YES in the referendum, but I wanted to read the No to AV leaflets to get some serious debate, what I got was...
  13. Thorpe Groyney

    Liberal Democrats PMQ's

    Liberal Democrats have said they will not be asking any questions. Coalition democracy at work?
  14. Ron Manager

    Some reforms to consider

    1 - Scrap televised debates (the one's that started this year with the 3 main party leaders). That's nothing to do with policy and more to do with media training. 2 - Ban politicians in office and candidates as soon as they are standing for office from appearing on 'entertainment' programmes...
  15. Sussex Shrimper

    4 June 1989, Tiananmen Square, China

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6570000/newsid_6571700/6571755.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&news=1&nol_storyid=6571755&bbcws=1 Nobody knows precisely how many people died or were injured, because even now the Chinese government refuses to allow open dialogue about the events, let alone anything...
  16. Chinese Democracy

    If you think this is another bore-fest thread about politics, then leave! I'm going to stick my neck out here and say that after one listen through, Chinese Democracy is a pretty good album! Glimses of GnR at their best, but also it sounds like an album for the 2000's, Axl has done good! So...
  17. Hotman

    Easy guide to World Politics and Economics

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have...
  18. Morgan Tsvangirai Possibly Quitting...

    Since its the last day of term at uni, the task of packing has ultimately turned into a quest of procrastination for which the BBC News website comes in handy. However, their main headline really troubles me which concerns the possible resignation of Morgan Tsvangirai from Zimbabwe's election...
  19. Slipperduke

    Luiz Felipe Scolari

    Every managerial appointment at every football club in the world carries a certain amount of risk, but the decision to bring in Luiz Felipe Scolari as the new manager of Chelsea is like pouring petrol over a smouldering barbeque. On the face of it, it's a great way to get the fire burning again...
  20. J

    The B.N.P.

    So, they have done extremely well again this year, coming 5th in the london Mayoral Vote. But do we really know the truth about the B.N.P? Have you actually read the manifesto and mission statements? Ok, so they are a bit far right of the middle, but they want the best for this country. In my...
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