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Why is it that the general public in the UK can not get their Government to list

  1. Zubair Ahmed profile image77
    Zubair Ahmedposted 7 years ago

    Why is it that the general public in the UK can not get their Government to listen to them?

    Take for example:
    (1) Millions took to the streets on Anti-War demo's...any effect? NO
    (2) Students took to the streets (and well done to those who took part).. any effect? NO
    (3) Petrol & Other Fuel Prices increasing beyond control - people suffering financial melt-down..are the politicians listening? NO

    So what needs to change to bring power back to the public?


  2. W. K. Hayes profile image92
    W. K. Hayesposted 7 years ago

    For the same reason the goverment doesn't listen to the American people...we're all just numbers to them but what we want and how we feel doesn't matter.

    It is understandable that that there will be things out of their control but one of the main reasons no government listens to its people is due to the fact that everything the leaders see is controlled and influenced by the people with money. Money and Power leave no room for the commoners.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    There is no consensus of opinion in the general public.  That is a myth.

    The public has little to no idea how to run a country nor government anyways.  But groups do have influence so if a group of people grow to a significant number in their protests the government will listen.  Just ask Marie Antoinette.

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    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    I can tell you that when the only people who show up at protest rallies are university students, no government is ever going to care. The politicians and police in the US just roll their eyes and call the protesters cry babies. Governments pay attention to cashflow and law and order. That's it. Oh, and if the army mutinied, they would pay attention to that too. I think another reason they don't listen is because no citizens have figured out what the next step should be when their protests don't work. Is the next step to promote alternate solutions regarding war, like a national referendum requirement? Is the next step a massive secessio plebis where millions of citizens threaten to emigrate elsewhere? Is the next step to have millions of skilled professionals threatening to quit their jobs all at once or to stop buying goods and obtaining loans in order to deliberately wreck the national economy?  I don't know. These are some non-violent alternatives to protesting that would force a government to pay attention. The US doesn't have many unions, so its citizens could never pull anything like this off.

  5. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Go away and put together a reasonable, objective, argument, with sustainable facts under scrutiny, instead of this mish-mash of subjective assertions; write an un-emotive hub about it and then someone may listen to you.

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    fordieposted 7 years ago

    What other country has a festival that marks an attempt to blow up the entire government for their faults? Guy Fawkes may not be English, and the festival is supposed to be a celebration of the failure but ...