More work on talking about a revolution, chapter 3 and the state of our national democracies. Once you look into the amount of lying that has been done by Tony and friends before and after winning power in 1997, the case for direct democracy becomes more compelling than ever.
I have just read Peter Oborne’s The Rise of Political Lying. which provides a magnificently detailed account of how badly representative democracy has gone off the rails in Britain. Shame that Oborne is so unimaginative and unradical in his proposed solutions to the problem.
Funny that on the day I finish the book, one of its bit-part deceivers Denis MacShane should pop up on the Guardian’s comment is free site slagging off petitions as a way of trying to improve democracy. I responded, sort of inevitable really.