A very extreme example and a very different matter. The poll tax was universally unpopular whereas brexit is/was acceptable to just over half of the electorate. Not even in the same leagueChadwick wrote:The classic example is the Poll Tax. If everyone had just put up and shut up, we'd still have it.
The Liberal Democrats do not have any hope of getting in. Ironically if I thought they had a chance I might vote for them. I suspect that is also the position of a lot of other people as well. If only their were enough people to vote with their gut instincts.Chadwick wrote:It was a general reference to your comment about democracy. Democracy is a system where the people get to vote on their representatives and by extension their policies. A system where we have no control is not a democracy. For example, we could have voted in the Lib Dems at the last general election, along with their policy of stopping brexit. For various reasons, that didn't happen, but democracy means we could have done so,
We may have democracy in this country. but with two party politics it does not serve us very well. Which is why I maintain that we are actually not a very democratic country at all. The maybot pretty much is guaranteed to get what she wants give or take a few dissenters from among her own ranks who will rattle and shout, but not be prepared to bring her down, yet!