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How Well Do You Understand Parliamentary Work? (And Other Political Roles)
 
# 1 : Tuesday 4-6-2019 @ 19:59
 
 
Often populists or bar pillars will go on and on about how politicians are useless and everything should be decided by the common sense of the people.

Watching a few hours of the parliamentary channels (in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, etc.) is a humbling experience.

Sometimes you will hear what sounds like a good argument on why a piece of legislation should include this or that. And then the reply gives even better arguments (sometimes) that make you think "actually, that makes even more sense, it is a good reason not to include that definition in the act, I would not have though about that.

What a mess our laws would be if every citizen was allowed to meddle with the decision making process and if every text had to be voted on by everyone!

Just watching a few hours of these programs shows how much time and expertise is required to properly write and enact future-proof laws.

Is it always perfect, no.
But it would be worse if I were in charge!
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# 2 : Tuesday 4-6-2019 @ 23:40
 
 
Bring back public hangings and floggings, follow the mobs with the biggest mouths, fascists are back in Europe.
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# 3 : Saturday 8-6-2019 @ 07:31
 
 
Someone said :
Often populists or bar pillars will go on and on about how politicians are useless and everything should be decided by the common sense of the people.

Watching a few hours of the parliamentary channels (in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, etc.) is a humbling experience.

Sometimes you will hear what sounds like a good argument on why a piece of legislation should include this or that. And then the reply gives even better arguments (sometimes) that make you think "actually, that makes even more sense, it is a good reason not to include that definition in the act, I would not have though about that.

What a mess our laws would be if every citizen was allowed to meddle with the decision making process and if every text had to be voted on by everyone!

Just watching a few hours of these programs shows how much time and expertise is required to properly write and enact future-proof laws.

Is it always perfect, no.
But it would be worse if I were in charge!

A Blah dictatorship
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# 4 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 12:21
 
 
Time to ask again: why do people still insist on not getting involved in politics with the excuse “it’s no use, it’s rigged”?
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# 5 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 14:26
 
 
Is this in response to my arguments or opinions about too many politicians in a system and no need for the numbers we have?
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# 6 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 14:30
 
 
Someone said :
Is this in response to my arguments or opinions about too many politicians in a system and no need for the numbers we have?

Put up a poll, ask folks here If they think we have too many politicians and layers of Government?
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# 7 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 14:44
 
 
Someone said :

Put up a poll, ask folks here If they think we have too many politicians and layers of Government?

Feel free to create that poll yourself. This thread would not be poll-compatible in the way you intend.

Also it’s not because most people think something that
a) it is true
b) they’d be bothered to take action accordingly
For instance most people would tell you their Jesus was born on December 28

If you asked most people which layers are most redundant, do you think they’d say it is the layer closest to them (making themselves irrelevant), or the farthest? Then ask them to name all the layers between them and the EU, and who their constituents are...

Most people don’t really care, apart from what’s in it for themselves.
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# 8 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 16:58
 
 
Never in a million years would I have ever imagined myself saying 'I love politics'
But Brexit kinda opened my eyes and got me hooked on the nightmare of it all and its bloody amazing
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# 9 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 17:07
 
 
Someone said :
Never in a million years would I have ever imagined myself saying 'I love politics'
But Brexit kinda opened my eyes and got me hooked on the nightmare of it all and its bloody amazing

I was the same but, with Trump, Brexit & the the remergeance of Far Right ideology i fgured it was about time i started getting interested.. Have an awful lot of catching up to do..
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# 10 : Friday 28-2-2020 @ 17:27
 
 
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# 11 : Wednesday 4-3-2020 @ 12:49
 
 
Interesting statistic from France: 1,34% of the total French population is CANDIDATE to a local mandate (most are part time) for their village, town or city.
And 0.75% of the overall population will be elected!
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# 12 : Wednesday 4-3-2020 @ 16:36
 
 
What is the population, how many politicians per 1,000 or 10,000 etc.?
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# 13 : Wednesday 4-3-2020 @ 18:22
 
 
Someone said :
What is the population, how many politicians per 1,000 or 10,000 etc.?

Over 67 million total population.
Depends what you mean by politicians: local (many layers from town to county to region to territory), national (lower and upper chamber, plus a few participative structures), European, International, some elected and some nominated, some based on ratio of constituents, some fixed.

Just like for Ireland, you cannot say in a meaningful way there is x politicians per y number of people.

The point was that there are half a million local councillors = 0.75% of the total population...
In Ireland it would mean 50,000 people elected to local and city councils...
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# 14 : Wednesday 4-3-2020 @ 20:34
 
 
Lets say Paris, for example and how many politicians in that city from local to federal eu level?
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# 15 : Wednesday 4-3-2020 @ 22:56
 
 
Someone said :
Lets say Paris, for example and how many politicians in that city from local to federal eu level?

Would you count the Senate and National Assembly and the Government, as well as a bunch of other political posts? The capital is concentrating too much political influence to be representative...

Plus I would not have a clue!
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