8 May 2013

Recall: Right move to drop disastrous pledge

Governments rarely receive praise for inaction - but that is precisely the right move on recall. In today’s Queen’s Speech there was no reference to the pledge to legislate for recall. This is a system familiar in America, where citizens can petition to boot out naughty politicians between elections – or at least that’s how the theory goes. The recall myth tells that it empowers the public. In […]