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    I just wanted to gather peoples thoughts on whether parliamentary democracy is the best/worst form of government for the UK. History taught us that benevolent dictators always seemed to run things better than any elected institution.
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    I don't trust the average person to make critical decisions for the average people , I think a select few governing the majority would be the best choice . the only problem I have is deciding who those select few should be.
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    (Original post by yeahm8justhavina****)
    I just wanted to gather peoples thoughts on whether parliamentary democracy is the best/worst form of government for the UK. History taught us that benevolent dictators always seemed to run things better than any elected institution.
    To which dictators are you referring? In my mind a benevolent dictator is a contradiction, if the dictator is benevolent then why doesn't he ask the people if they want him to rule them?
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    Not parliamentary democracy, no.
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    (Original post by yeahm8justhavina****)
    I just wanted to gather peoples thoughts on whether parliamentary democracy is the best/worst form of government for the UK. History taught us that benevolent dictators always seemed to run things better than any elected institution.
    Parliamentary democracy is brilliant to watch- you can't deny that...
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    I certainly don't think representative democracy in the UK is perfect - it's far too adversarial. However, I do think that people in the UK are very short-termist, and very media-influence (most people read The Sun). I think that a (trustworthy, intelligent) representative, who acts in the best interests of his or her constituents, is a better state of affairs than any form of direct democracy.
 
 
 
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