Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Direct Democracy

Here's Douglas Carswell MP making the case for Direct Democracy and, in the process, elegantly proving that not all politicians are stupid, greedy, power-hungry scum.


Here's my favourite quote, given how I harp on about the infantilisation of the population of this country.
"People, when treated as mature, sensible adults, generally behave like mature, sensible adults."

I was on 18 Doughty Street with Carswell at one point, and we shared a taxi back to South London; he's a sensible and intelligent chap...

2 comments:

Spent Copper said...

Yep, I agree Devil, not much to disagree with there. Carswell comes across as one of the 'Good Guys'. Unfortunately, I am stuck with Francis Maude where I live. Direct Democracy is something which the EU would fight tooth and nail I suspect; not bad a recommendation in its self really.

Bag said...

Sounds like he should be one of your guys and not one of Daves. Is he planning a move?

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...