Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Foreign Influence

According to this article from the BBC "More than 20 MPs broke rules on declaring hospitality... on more than 400 occasions..." Is this another example of the ability of foreign influence in our political system? Isn't representative democracy about representing British Constituents?

The former commissioner for Standards in Public Life, Sir Alistair Graham said it "demonstrated the failure of the self regulating system". But who is to regulate the regulators?

Interactive Democracy allows the public the power to deal with errant MPs swiftly, without their misdeeds becoming lost in the rhetoric of electioneering or the complexities of multiple issues, manifestos and party politics. But it would be nothing without the power of a free press to bring such issues to light. Good on the BBC.

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