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Protest is the mark of a free society but that doesn’t mean that upstaging Parliament and causing disruption and much worse is the best way of resolving society’s arguments.

Chris Martin on Trump (Or: Fascism, liberalism and karma)

Posted by RDN under Handling protest / Mind & body / Politics & campaigns on 13 November 2016. No comments.

Chris Martin of Cold Play was spot-on when he burst on to Graham Norton’s set and described the karmic moment represented by Donald Trump’s success in being elected President of the United States. Mr Martin said, in terms, that Trump expressed the feelings of millions of people, and that doing so is a refreshing and crucial part of democracy. Dead right. More »

“Mob-minorities”, democracy and Parliament

Posted by RDN under Handling protest / Politics & campaigns on 10 July 2016. One comment.

The British have been learning a lot about the different sorts of votes and voting that go on in a democracy. The oddest thing that has happened is the emergence into power of a small number of political activists. Both Conservative and Labour political parties – are, just now, at the mercy of their quite peculiar members. So are the vast majority of voters and politicians. More »

RDN on tax and morality

Posted by RDN under Economic affairs / Handling protest / Politics & campaigns / RDN's media outings on 11 June 2014. One comment.

I more or less said what I meant to at this event for Christian Aid/JustShare in the lovely St Mary-le-Bow, in the City.

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