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Moral outrage can't govern a nation.

Sometimes it can.  This Government has bizarrely on some issues totally ignored public opinion but on many others been swayed by public opinion in ridiculous ways.  I really don't understand the choices that have been made.  

In this case, public outrage is leading to reform of our political system, it has put this firmly on the agenda and a key issue.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 05:43:02 PM EST
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well the argument is that theres about 50 seats in the middle of england, and they decide any election. unfortunately, these seats have a high Daily Mail readership, so policies are decided by what will play well with these voters, and if public opinion will play well with this small group, then decisions can be made.

However this one has enraged people everywhere, including these constituencies.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 05:46:58 PM EST
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I meant literally.  If you fire or force everyone to quit, who is steering the ship?

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 06:14:36 PM EST
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A care-taker government. And then you have snap elections.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 06:21:00 PM EST
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well the civil service keeps running, and the current prime-minister and ministers make any decisions necessary till the point of the next election

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 06:23:15 PM EST
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Moral outrage or the potential for it is a, nay, the most important thing in controlling the elites.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sat Jun 6th, 2009 at 11:23:41 AM EST
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