People do not know what is best for them

That so many people adopted such strong views against the EU Constitution is no bad thing. It is certainly preferable to the scourge of voter apathy and political disengagement. And it certainly provides an opportunity for dialogue and democratic renewal. Unfortunately, the political class, which normally worries about the decline of voting in General Elections, takes the view that this phenomenon is preferable to losing a referendum over the EU Constitution. Such a technocratic response may help limit the damage, but it will not make populism go away.

Frank Furedi, ‘they all expressed a sense of estrangement
from their political institutions’

[x]#1285 fan zondag 19 juni 2005 @ 23:55:46