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Readers’ comments: Why democracy doesn’t work

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In response to Michael St George: Underwhelming! The worrying verdict on Johnson’s five tests 

Tyke56 wrote:

On point 5, we must bear in mind that Johnson is trying to win an election at the moment. If he comes out as an anthropogenic climate change sceptic, as I am, he may alienate large sectors of the populace who are converts to this new religion. If, hopefully, he wins a convincing majority he will then have more freedom to start rolling back the pointless policies that have infected our national political thinking.

Nockian wrote:

Point 5 is the worst of the lot. It’s why democracy doesn’t work. When “madness of the crowd” is in full swing, even Governments are swept up in it. If they don’t throttle this cultism soon, we are going to be in a bad way before anyone recovers their senses it will be too late. The hills bristling with wind turbines should be enough to show that the threat of this suicide is real

Uusikaupunki wrote:

Well, Mandelson did say in 1997 we are now in a post-democratic age, and he was right. (Having helped bring it about).

David  wrote:

To misquote Michael, those of us of a conservative but not Conservative way of thinking and behaving, will not be voting Conservative, despite the absence of a candidate representing my own party, the Brexit Party. I refuse to vote for, and therefore reward, yet another lukewarm, metropolitan liberal sort of limp, Tory wet.

Skidger wrote:

The political reality is that in that 48% of the electorate voted to remain in the EU; this includes large numbers of Tory voters who could be persuaded to vote for this so-called Remain Alliance. Certainly this is the case in my area, where if you don’t vote Tory, guess who will be in Downing Street on Friday 13th.

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