No democracy

York Press: No democracy No democracy

CAN anyone give me an update on democracy? Sixty years ago I was given to understand it was a system where a country and people were governed by the people, for the people, based on the will of the majority.

If the majority want a referendum on the EU, a stop to immigration and foreign aid, harsher prison sentences, capital punishment and other issues, why does it not happen? We select 650 MPs based on a manifesto and a number of promises that seem to mean nothing. Too many voters support the party that their parents and grandparents did; the parties count on this and abuse it.

Important elections are coming up. The time has come to make a stand. Remind Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and the rest that our opinion is just as important as theirs. He who pays the piper should call the tune. What we have at the moment is not a one-man dictatorship but one shared by 650 MPs who can take 63 million of us in any direction they wish.

C Rowe, Oakwood Close, Church Fenton, York.

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11:58am Fri 2 May 14

The Great Buda says...

The majority do no want a referendum on the EU.

FACT.
The majority do no want a referendum on the EU. FACT. The Great Buda
  • Score: 2

12:49pm Fri 2 May 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

I suspect the majority don't want a referendum on capital punishment either.
I suspect the majority don't want a referendum on capital punishment either. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: -1

1:03pm Fri 2 May 14

non pedalling pete says...

The Great Buda wrote:
The majority do no want a referendum on the EU.

FACT.
The majority want us OUT of Europe. FACT.
VOTE U.K.I.P.
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: The majority do no want a referendum on the EU. FACT.[/p][/quote]The majority want us OUT of Europe. FACT. VOTE U.K.I.P. non pedalling pete
  • Score: -57

1:06pm Fri 2 May 14

non pedalling pete says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
I suspect the majority don't want a referendum on capital punishment either.
Bring back the death penalty.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I suspect the majority don't want a referendum on capital punishment either.[/p][/quote]Bring back the death penalty. non pedalling pete
  • Score: -83

1:06pm Fri 2 May 14

non pedalling pete says...

Buzzz Light-year wrote:
I suspect the majority don't want a referendum on capital punishment either.
Bring back the death penalty.
[quote][p][bold]Buzzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: I suspect the majority don't want a referendum on capital punishment either.[/p][/quote]Bring back the death penalty. non pedalling pete
  • Score: -68

3:21pm Fri 2 May 14

TheTruthHurts says...

Ha its a FACT that the majority want a referendum

Its a FACT that the majority dont want a referendum

Well you cant both be right :-) Really neither of you know what the majority want. But I think its fair to guess what you both want.
Ha its a FACT that the majority want a referendum Its a FACT that the majority dont want a referendum Well you cant both be right :-) Really neither of you know what the majority want. But I think its fair to guess what you both want. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: -53

7:01pm Fri 2 May 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

If we had a referendum, we might have a better idea of what the majority actually do want. On a personal note; I wouldn't like to see Capital punishment in the UK.
Democracy, however; can be defined as two idiots out voting a genius.
Or CoYC cabinet executive deciding for the majority.
Referendum of course is as clear as the question asked.
If we had a referendum, we might have a better idea of what the majority actually do want. On a personal note; I wouldn't like to see Capital punishment in the UK. Democracy, however; can be defined as two idiots out voting a genius. Or CoYC cabinet executive deciding for the majority. Referendum of course is as clear as the question asked. ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -29

10:37pm Fri 2 May 14

parkthebus says...

non pedalling pete wrote:
The Great Buda wrote:
The majority do no want a referendum on the EU.

FACT.
The majority want us OUT of Europe. FACT.
VOTE U.K.I.P.
Wouldn't leaving Europe require an act of parliament? How will the kippers achieve their dream with zero MP's?
[quote][p][bold]non pedalling pete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: The majority do no want a referendum on the EU. FACT.[/p][/quote]The majority want us OUT of Europe. FACT. VOTE U.K.I.P.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't leaving Europe require an act of parliament? How will the kippers achieve their dream with zero MP's? parkthebus
  • Score: 32

11:08pm Fri 2 May 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

Buspark, it depends how many UKIP MP's there are after the next General Election in 12 months time. Might be more than you think?
Buspark, it depends how many UKIP MP's there are after the next General Election in 12 months time. Might be more than you think? ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: -29

3:37am Sat 3 May 14

Magicman! says...

I'm not sure about leaving the EU entirely... but the simple fact is the Germans are trying to create a United States of Europe which they will be the rulers of - and we need to make a stand and get control of our own country. If we could stay in the EU on the condition we make our own rules up and are not targeted by stupid beaucratic interference from people not even living in this country than that would be fine.
I'm not sure about leaving the EU entirely... but the simple fact is the Germans are trying to create a United States of Europe which they will be the rulers of - and we need to make a stand and get control of our own country. If we could stay in the EU on the condition we make our own rules up and are not targeted by stupid beaucratic interference from people not even living in this country than that would be fine. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

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