"Great points Jon. It's been a real pleasure getting to know David and see how much work he's put into looking at this issue. The way he has looked at all the argument, news reporting, dug up reports and attended council meetings to reveal…"
"1) I don't think is a likelihood of a Labour Government at the next election, SNP won't give those seats back and without them Labour have no chance. So next election will be slim Tory majority or Tory minority government or perhaps a…"
"Well Bren, way to make it sound simple.
I've looked through voting systems a few times. I tend to support STV, though that might be more because I've listened to Peter Davidson, from Unlock Democracy talk about it and he makes a good…"
""Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art and motivated by compassion. Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and…"
It's not rocket science.
For the sake of democracy my formula in this broken system is:
If you can't vote for what you want, do try to tactically vote against what you don't want. That is the best attempt to exercise your…"
"It's been an interesting discussion and I'm glad it's finally happened. Iftikhar has no doubt wanted the NatCAN community to respond for some time, he's certainly posted enough times! He may not have got the support for state…"
"Jill & Nick. Firstly to avoid division, let me make it clear I agree with your concerns. I agree with secular schooling, and don't agree with State funded religious teaching.
I agree that Iftikhar is spamming articles over multiple sites,…"
"I don't agree with state funding for religious schools. It doesn't match my humanist perspective, religion is a topic to be discussed at school in the context of other religions and the whole human cultural and historical experience.…"
"This is the necessary forward thinking needed. People investing their time, energy and skills into creating new approaches. There are plenty I've been hearing about, strategies for challenging procurement committees, participative budgeting and…"
"A heartening post. I will watch with interest and support where I can. I can think of two impediments to this initiative. The first is that politics has a bad name. Talk to anyone about an issue that is obviously political and you often sense that…"
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