Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

29 June 2015
by Mark
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Actually, most people are happy with the result of the general election

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One of the assertions that I keep seeing on social media and other websites is that only a minority of people voted for the current government, with the implication that it therefore lacks both popular support and legitimacy. It’s become … Continue reading

23 May 2015
by Mark
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Election reflections

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The elections seem a long time ago already, even though it’s only just over a couple of weeks. But I can still feel the sense of exhilaration when, firstly, the exit polls confounded the pre-election predictions and then the real … Continue reading

23 March 2015
by Mark
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Why you can’t just vote for policies

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As we approach the general election in May, a number of websites have sprung up (and more will probably follow) where you can compare the various policies of the parties competing for your vote. The idea is that you can … Continue reading