> We live in a representative democracy so.. 2020? Slight issue - basically all he parties agree on essentially this issue because they're all equally clueless - not sure what the fix to that is.
>Good news: this committee seems to essentially agree with the sensible arguments against on definitions/funding etc.
>IIRC the Greens are opposed to surveillance.
>The Lib Dems acted as a brake on it in the last parliament.
>Whilst Labour was definitely pro-surveillance under Blair, Brown and Miliband and most of the current PLP including Burnham are also in favour of it don't be surprised to see the Corbynites come out against it.
So just in the nick of time then, after the Gov has done whatever it wants. Sigh.
How about people actually voting or vetoing changes in their legislation, with exact diffs presented with plenty of time for analysis and consideration. Maybe a separate legislative cycle every 2 years, or something, I've still got to hammer out the exact details for my plan of Democracy 2.0.
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Sadly for most peons the choice is either vote for who your parents voted for or for who your newspaper tells you you should vote for. Because they've seen the film before and it's sh1t.