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Dysfunctional Democracy 1.

Dysfunctional Democracy 1.

I’m unconvinced it’s an especially British trend to reject change.  If you look around the so called ‘democracies’ of the world, the vast majority of them operate in the same way as each other, and in the same way as they have done for many years.  As a town councillor I’ve been shocked over the last 3 years by the difference between how we make decisions in the council and in our families and communities.  Politics at too many levels starts with confrontation and looks for a winner, while in the rest of life we constantly seek agreement and compromise. Read More

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