Starkey isn't being radical enough. The US political system may be arguably more democratic but it seems condemned to perpetual electioneering and the two party system they are saddled with looks even more ossified than ours.It really needs direct democratic input into all sorts of policies which the political class would rather not talk about, such as foreign aid, tackling climate change, and a host of things which are simply not discussed.
I agree he's not being radical enough, but he is essentially arguing for one of the Harrogate demands. Arguments by the "power of prestige" often proves useful.
I can see that.I was surprised at the way Abbot and Costello went along with it, nodding agreement.
I have to agree with Starkey as far as he goes, but conspicuous by its absence was any allusion to the Elephant in the room.But, I think eurosceptics would concur with him -though not necessarily about an elected H of L.I'm sure too that Starkey would be most interested in the HA - or ought to be, which perhaps he would view as being well within the spirit of all that Thomas Paine stood for.
I agree that Starkey would probably have much sympathy with the Harrogate Demands and obviously by default if implemented it would mean exit from the EU...
Are the Americans better governed than us? I'd say not. The USA is not a better place to live than the UK.
It is in parts, there are places where the police, judiciary and the militia really get what their people want. Other than that, it is pretty bloody awful.