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Democratic perfectionism as a political method

The straight choice

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oxford labourRichard Pope, Francis Irving and Julian Todd have developed a site – The Straight Choice – that allows you to upload election leaflets as they come through your door – with the intention of promoting consistency and honesty.

It’s an interesting idea. And – as you come here partly because you often get unpopular arguments, let me suggest another one:

That the demand for consistency from political parties often has the unintended consequence of promoting political centralisation. Surely it’s a good thing if Lib-Dems in Truro are saying something different to Lib-Dems in Anglesey?

(hat tip: Kathryn on Facebook).

Written by Paul Evans

May 11th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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  1. Shame the title of the website sounds like the title of an anti-gay campaign. Otherwise, a nice idea

    Martin

    12 May 09 at 12:46 pm

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