Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This is what democracy looks like?

What a joke. It doesn't have to be this way. Last year Caroline Lucas put forward some ideas for modernising the processes of Parliament that would do away with all the pantomime so politicians could spend time on actual politics rather than ceremony and pointless rituals.

What on Earth has a bunch of unelected plutocrats burbling on about anything that comes into their heads got to do with democracy?

Let's replace this bunch with a modern, elected house that gives representation to every current of ideas in proportion to the number of people who vote for it.


raincoatoptimism said...

Reminds me of this []

weggis said...

They are probably just dead and no one has noticed yet!

Jim Jepps said...

You lot can be so cruel... carry on

Anonymous said...

This joke is a filibuster to help the No campaign (aren't you supporting a No Jim). They are trying to delay the bill to such an extent that the planned referendum date of May 5th 2011 could be be missed.

Jim Jepps said...

I think the filibuster is a disgrace. The greater disgrace is that it is *allowed* to happen at all and underlines the undemocratic nature of our institutions.

I don't have strong opinions about whether the ref. should be in May, although the arguments against it clashing with other elections do look convincing. However, this is not the way to go about getting what you want.