1 August 2017

Sham 'Consultations' no substitute for Democracy

Governments love to prove their democratic credentials by holding 'consultations' on any legislative project. But usually the general public - apart from the off activists or self-interested lobbies - is blissfully ignorant of these exercises. And no one is any the wiser or aware what impact his or her input really had.
Just take a look at this EU-inspired consultation and try to monitor what effect - if any - it had.
https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/content/consultation-initiative-combatting-fraud-counterfeiting-non-cash-payment_en