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Time to repair the chinks in our democracy

If we needed a reminder of how fragile democracy can be, former US president Donald Trump’s assault on the outcome of last year’s...

A constitution and long-standing conventions may set out the foundations of representative government, but the real-world practice of daily politics can expose shortcomings.

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They are not always as obvious in their corruptive effect as that practised by the likes of Mr Trump.

All of which leaves it to those who wield and scrutinise power to stay vigilant and for citizens to demand accountability and transparency from their politicians and institutions.

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