06 December, 2014
Tony Blair: For True Democracy, the Right to Vote Is Not Enough - NYTimes.com
Tony Blair: For True Democracy, the Right to Vote Is Not Enough - NYTimes.com: In both the U.S. and the U.K., increasingly, as a result of the way constituencies’ boundaries have been drawn, some have fallen into the “ownership” of parties. So if you win your party’s nomination to be the candidate, you win the seat. This pushes would-be candidates to take positions that appeal to the party activists who select nominees, not to the broader public. So politicians have been moving away from the center ground — where the public tends to congregate — to the detriment of policy-making.