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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?
Posted by: Vanessa Smith
Date/Time: 09/09/19 17:17:00

Referendums - a thought:

Switzerland - a country that has many referendums also has proper rules.

"Any citizen or organisation that collects a defined number of signatures can demand that a referendum be held. The exact wording is drawn up by civil servants and constitutional lawyers in discussion with the proposers so that voters know precisely what they are being asked to agree to.
It is even permitted to proposed a motion to strike down legislation recently approved in parliament. This ingenious balance between direct democracy and representative democracy has the enormous benefit that legislation for significant change is couched in moderate terms for fear of subsequent rejection by the people. Under such a system, the Brexit vote wouldn't even have reached the starting line."

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Election?05/09/19 07:24:00 Andy Riley
   Re:Election?05/09/19 09:22:00 Anne England
   Re:Election?05/09/19 09:22:00 Adam Turner
      Re:Re:Election?05/09/19 09:27:00 Andy Riley
         Re:Re:Re:Election?05/09/19 09:35:00 Adam Turner
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?05/09/19 10:27:00 Neil Chippendale
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?05/09/19 12:54:00 Jennifer Selig
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?05/09/19 15:55:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?05/09/19 18:29:00 Raymond Havelock
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?06/09/19 09:06:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?06/09/19 09:25:00 Andy Riley
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?06/09/19 09:34:00 Andy Riley
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 15:26:00 Christopher Gillie
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 15:30:00 Christopher Gillie
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 16:16:00 Jennifer Selig
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 16:42:00 Vanessa Smith
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 16:57:00 Jennifer Selig
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 17:18:00 Christopher Gillie
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?08/09/19 18:51:00 Jennifer Selig
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?09/09/19 09:13:00 Andy Riley
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?09/09/19 17:17:00 Vanessa Smith
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?10/09/19 02:53:00 Jennifer Selig
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?10/09/19 07:24:00 Andy Riley
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Election?10/09/19 07:25:00 Andy Riley
                                       Re:Election?10/09/19 10:32:00 Philippa Bond
                                          Re:Re:Election?10/09/19 12:03:00 Andy Riley
                                             Re:Re:Re:Election?10/09/19 14:04:00 Philippa Bond

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