Every so often a comment appears on a blogpost that is worthy of repetition. In my previous post under this heading I concluded with the point that the demise of political parties could be hastened with a change to a Swiss style of democracy with a dose of Richard North's "Referism".
That our political system is corrupt, that political parties and their politicians are at the core of the problem and bring shame not only on themselves but on our country, is now beyond doubt. So why the suggested change to a Swiss type of democracy? From the comments on the previous post:
"I recall a point made by a Swiss MP or whatever they are was asked why Switzerland seemed to have little in the way of political party organisation compared to elsewhere in Europe. "There is no point," he said, "the Swiss system means the big decisions are by plebiscite, there is no scope for political parties to impose a particular view or policy." I have admired it ever since."
Still need convincing..........?