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Dangerous Democracy: The Problem With ‘The Will Of The People’

Westerners don’t really live in democracies, at least not ones where the true majority prevails, writes Stuart Rees.

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Characters in Australia who advocate government by plebiscite think that such a voter mechanism would represent the will of the people and would therefore be truly democratic. A quick look at the political impasse in the ol’ mother country shows the absurdity of such thinking.

Mute 2bTo justify exiting Europe, Britain’s Brexit politicians keep repeating that they are following ‘the will of the people’, a reference to the 52% Leave vote in that referendum.

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