This is an idea which I’m glad to say nobody appears to be taking too seriously.

Direct Democracy.

In theory, a nice idea, but the only way to realistically achieve it now that the population has grown to larger than a few hundred people would be through social media of some kind, and there are just so many holes in that suggestion that I don’t want to imagine what would happen.

Imagine: a TV debate followed by a vote on Twitter.  MPs data mining Facebook statuses to find out what their policies should be.  The Prime Minister replaced by a Twitter feed.

It’s theoretically possible, but can you think of anything more horrifying?

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