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    At the end of the day is there really any difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by aml View Post
    At the end of the day is there really any difference
    Well not here anyway its a democracy once u agree with the dictator
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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    Well not here anyway its a democracy once u agree with the dictator
    Just to clarify Ber , do you mean Ireland or E-I?
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    Even when u get a "democratically " elected goverment how democratic is it? u get may be a 65% turnout a party will prob be elected with 40% of that so that works out at 26% of the people that voted. Seeing as 35% never voted plus all the people
    under 18 that would deff be half the population or more ,so now we are down to half of 26% which is 13%
    Now we would with those figures be after having what would be called a landslide victory when i reality about 1 in 8 people support
    that goverment by voting for them. Not so democratic now is it?
    We have a tendency to blame the people for voting the goverment in when in reality only a tiny minority have
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    Quote Originally Posted by aml View Post
    At the end of the day is there really any difference
    go live in Zimbabwe and then talk about dictatorships vs democracies.

    You are spoiled. This country is war free, famine free and relatively liberal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    Even when u get a "democratically " elected goverment how democratic is it? u get may be a 65% turnout a party will prob be elected with 40% of that so that works out at 26% of the people that voted. Seeing as 35% never voted plus all the people
    under 18 that would deff be half the population or more ,so now we are down to half of 26% which is 13%
    Now we would with those figures be after having what would be called a landslide victory when i reality about 1 in 8 people support
    that goverment by voting for them. Not so democratic now is it?
    Sure if only 1 person votes in an election it would be a landslide victory for that persons choosen party.
    Thats the thing Ber you can only count the votes for the peole who do vote
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Just to clarify Ber , do you mean Ireland or E-I?
    U only use clarity to judge a good wine
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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    U only use clarity to judge a good wine
    I think you missed your calling Ber. You would have been a born English professor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    Sure if only 1 person votes in an election it would be a landslide victory for that persons choosen party.
    Thats the thing Ber you can only count the votes for the peole who do vote
    Ure missing the point, the point im making is that in reality only 1 in 8 people chose the goverment they have and we keep
    talking about majorities. I accept the apathy of the people is not the politicans fault or is it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ber View Post
    Ure missing the point, the point im making is that in reality only 1 in 8 people chose the goverment they have and we keep
    talking about majorities. I accept the apathy of the people is not the politicans fault or is it
    well mabey if the rest came out snd voted things would be slightly diffrent now
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