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Old 11.02.2019, 13:13
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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It's not a question of being too stupid - we can't all be experts in everything.

How many people here vote in a referendum without clearly understanding all or any of the issues?

How many vote thinking they understand the issues - but clearly don't?

How many don't vote because they don't have enough time to understand all the issues?

From various conversations I've had with my councillors back in the UK, both those I voted for and those I didn't vote for, I didn't have the impression they understood all issues as well as they should to be able to vote on them.


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The other issue with direct democracy is that people can vote selfishly - without thinking (or caring about) the effect on future generations or those less fortunate than themselves.
Happens in representative democracies too.
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