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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
When I hear the phrase 'direct democracy' I shudder.
I wonder, does this mean umteen referenda put to the people ad infinitum?
I can't agree that this is a way forward at all.
I much prefer representitive democracy.
Whatever it's flaws it enables issues to be treated with a degree of seriousness that the drive to populism inherent in repeated referenda just cannot match, indeed I am surely not alone in seeing the scope for dangerous abuse in this referenda idea, am I?