The biggest lie about democracy is that it means rule by the people.
Yes, that might be the literal meaning (the kratos of the demos). But what it actually means is rule by the people who can be bothered.
That’s why, for example, the latest YouGov polls here in the UK are even more devastating for the Labour Party than they outwardly appear (which is pretty damn devastating already).
Latest Westminster voting intention (Feb 5-6)Con 40%Lab 24%Lib Dem 11%UKIP 14%Oth 11%https://t.co/0xjeMSenFf pic.twitter.com/colJvmFGFM
— YouGov (@YouGov) February 13, 2017
It’s not that the Conservatives are ahead by 40 per cent to Labour’s 26. It’s that Labour’s …read more