Can't disagree with your first point. It seems that whilst a direct democracy would be incredible in practice, it only really exists as a utopia and that maybe what we need is a representative democracy where we can easily get rid of politicians should they earn the distrust of the electorate (i.e voting out politicians immediately rather than the current deselection process) and a system where fundamental 'easy to understand' issues to be determined by the general public.(Original post by AlexanderHam)
Not for the vast majority of issues. Major constitutional questions should be settled by referenda; everything else should be determined by representative democracy.
Besides, with all the Trumpite/Corbynite cultists running around these days I'd prefer a somewhat more paternalistic hand on the rudder rather than allowing them to drive us off the cliff into demagogic authoritarianism
Should the UK become a 'Direct Democracy'?
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