Sunday, December 16, 2007

Return Of The Grassroots ?

With the inevitable arrival of state funding allowing the cartel parties to stop even pretending to respond to public opinion in any but the lowest, swing-voter coddling way, things aren't looking good for democracy.

Fortunately, as Tim Worstall suggests, there may be new outlets for political activism developing. Personally, I think he overrates the power of blogging alone, but certainly, taken together with other trends, I think we may well see a revival of *genuine* grass roots activism. Look at how the Taxpayers Alliance has managed to help drive the debate on tax, in the teeth of opposition from even the Tories.

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