Posts tagged ‘democracy’

03/05/2012

May 3rd – voting in an undemocratic democracy

To all of those who believe we live in a free and democratic country: Anti-democratic action, censorship, suppression of free-speech and dictatorships come in many forms. The press, the right-wing corporates and most politicians in this country collude to ensure the public are ill-informed, mis-informed, mis-led and kept ignorant of so much. Ask any 15/16 year old in an ordinary comprehensive or academy how much they know about the ‘democratic’ and political system in this country and if they will vote when they get to 18, who they will vote for and where they get their information from about the different parties and their policies. See what kind of response you get. Ignorance is a weapon of destruction of the masses.

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06/05/2010

Polling day is finally here…

And what an anti-climax.
I’ve met some fabulous (and not so fabulous) people, had some interesting debates, answered stacks of emails from people concerned about certain issues (and sadly not had time to answer all of them – many apologies to those of you I didn’t respond to – but I doubt you would have voted for me anyway!) and helped in Warwick & Leamington too.

Our democracy isn’t just skewed because of the ridiculous first past the post counting system which disadvantages smaller parties – but also the fact that the more money you have the bigger your campaign – where is the great British sense of fair play in that??

This is why the Green Party wants state financing and monitoring of political parties – until it is a level playing field don’t even call it a democracy.