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28.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Spiked ]

In defence of the people: The only problem with democracy is that there is not enough of it.

The very word possessed such talismanic power that you could even get away with attacking whole countries and killing all kinds of people just so the ones who survived could have democracy.

Then these gatekeepers of good manners lost a referendum (Brexit) and an election (Trump) and decided that democracy was totally passé. The volte-face they performed was rather breathtaking in its coordination, like a little shoal of well-disciplined fish avoiding troubled waters with mindless accuracy.

16.06.2019 - 08:58 [ Asahi.com ]

‘Talk Caravan’ brings Okinawa base dispute to national level

(12.06.2019)

In a prefectural referendum in February, a decisive 72 percent of voters in Okinawa expressed opposition to the base relocation.

Tamaki’s pledge to halt the base transfer led to his overwhelming victory in the gubernatorial election last September.

20.04.2019 - 19:13 [ Reuters ]

Egypt votes in referendum that could keep Sisi in power until 2030

They would also grant the president control over appointing head judges and the public prosecutor from a pool of candidates. They would task the military with protecting “the constitution and democracy and the fundamental makeup of the country and its civil nature”.

16.04.2019 - 01:36 [ France24 ]

Can a ‚people’s vote‘ stop Paris airports from going private?

French opposition lawmakers from left and right who banded together to trigger a public referendum on President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to privatise Paris airports have cleared a first hurdle in a complex process often regarded as nearly impossible.

20.03.2019 - 22:15 [ Global News Canada ]

#Brexit: Theresa May says she doesn’t support another election or a 2nd referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May scolded the British parliament in the speech Wednesday, saying she was not interested in a calling an election or holding another Brexit referendum and that MPs should „do their jobs“ to avoid damaging England’s democratic institutions.

12.11.2018 - 09:27 [ Douglas Unwin #StandUp4Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Over 5 million @UKLabour supporters who voted #Leave in #EURef cannot trust @wesstreeting or any Labour MP, except four honourable exceptions Kate Hoey, John Mann, Frank Field and Graham Stringer. All the rest are opportunists willing to dump Brexit for a GE. #BrexitBetrayal

(22.10.2018)

22.04.2018 - 11:41 [ computerweekly.com ]

Future of internet regulation is focus of Lords inquiry

(3.4.2018) The House of Lords Communications Committee has opened an inquiry exploring the possibility of internet regulation in the UK, seeking input around issues such as the legal liability of online platforms for the content they host and how they moderate it, and how user data is protected.

The inquiry comes as platforms such as Facebook continue to draw public hostility for its role in enabling the activities of Cambridge Analytica, the data science firm at the heart of ongoing allegations of exploiting the data of Facebook users to influence the EU referendum campaign and the 2016 US presidential election.