ANOTHER FINE MESS!

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Democracy what does it really mean, according to the Declaration of Independence; government of the people, for the people by the people; the words are rational, the practice is altogether trickier: who has the vote, who elects the leaders, who controls the information and delivers it to the voters?  Women and working men without property have been able to vote for less than a hundred years and it was a long hard battle to get that right.  What do the words Free Press mean, who selects the information or indeed misinformation we are served on a daily basis.    Our democracy in this twenty-first century is in a parlous state, there is an ever increasing gap between the 1% and the 99% according to the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, Danny Dorling   and world renowned economist, Joseph Stiglitz.  Both have written many books based…

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