Monday, 3 December 2007

Parliamentary Decisions

One of the advantages of Interactive Democracy is that the complex choices of our current General Election (personalities, parties and manifestos) are split into simpler choices about individual policies. Some may say "that already occurs in parliament", but MPs don't always vote on the merits of each case or the wishes of their voters. Instead they must consider their position in the party and the wishes of the whip. This can be clearly seen in the abstentions of Labour MPs who "opposed" the war in Iraq!

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