Democracy is in retreat, warns Dominic Raab
17/03/2021 | news | politics | 1,906
Dominic Raab says the UK should use its "clout" to be "a force for good in the world".
I really, really struggle to fathom how anyone can defend this govt? The break international and national laws, lie, award our money to their mates in dodgy contracts, hide personal wealth, ignore inconvenient reports like the one about Patel bullying...

And when you how someone can defend them all they can come up with is "It would be worse if Comrade Corbyn was in charge"

This country is mad.
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The EU is just as bad if not worse. A Tory government out of the EU is want the people voted for. Labour and the remainers have lost the arguement. Removed
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Asides from anything
1) Corbyn isn't in charge of labour anymore
2) We do have other parties, who do have MPs, this isn't like the us.
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crooks like crooks.
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But Corbyn prefers everyone else in other countries to English people
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Your first sentence indicates why all the other parties are becoming irrelevant. Failure to understand the people of the UK and what they want.
I really, really struggle to fathom how anyone can defend this govt? The break international and national laws, lie, award our money to their mates in dodgy contracts, hide personal wealth, ignore inconvenient reports like the one about Patel bullying...

And when you how someone can defend them all they can come up with is "It would be worse if Comrade Corbyn was in charge"

This country is mad.
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The EU is just as bad if not worse. A Tory government out of the EU is want the people voted for. Labour and the remainers have lost the arguement. Removed
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Is that a joke?

One day our PM calls his deal "fantastic", and when it turns out it screws over the oh-so important fisherman, risks the peace in NI, adds more red tape to trade, leads to an increase in support for another Scottish independence ref etc, then he blames the EU?

And when govt act outside the law your defence is "The EU is just as bad if not worse" - you are part of the problem.
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Nonsense.
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Democracy is in retreat in the U.K. all right: centralised power with local govt starved of cash, crony contracts, a policing bill that values statues over women and which will stamp on protest, right wing newspapers that destroy any opposition and cheer anything from their puppet Prime Minister. Probably the first truth Raab has spoken in quite a while.
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'Democracy is in retreat'

Is it if you ever read HYS, every HYS is filled with anti-democratic comments from the bitter few who cannot move on over the E.U. & the failure of the Left to gain power
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Democracy is the opposite of freedom. What is Hancock on about?
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Democracy is ignored by many on here who cannot move.
Take leaving the E.U. for example
5 years on and we same the same rants daily
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Democracy is in retreat

Libs greens and half the labour rave.

Somes it up with the lefty exitbrexit,rejoin, revoke ,people march Communist ideology movement in the UK
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Working from home today for the first time in months, so picked up the IPad whilst having some lunch.

Well, the Woke working from home brigade are going full throttle here. Keep shouting, shout louder, you are in your own echo chamber. The real people keeping our country going are out at work whilst you are getting up upset sipping your latte’s and chomping on avocados.
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Woke - tick. Latte - tick. Avocado - tick.

But sadly you didn't say anything about vegans, so I can't get a full row on my reactionary bingo card this time...
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Ah, another 'woke' hater. Woke is used by people like you to denigrate a range of views on a range of unrelated issues. Yes, I realise it is easier for the politically lazy to shove all those with whom they disagree into one big box but it's intellectually moribund.
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Seriously, do you realise how utterly silly you sound in phrases like "sipping your latte’s and chomping on avocados". The kind of resentment you'd expect from a child. Petty & puerile.
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At the expense of sounding like a High Court judge, what do you mean by `Woke'?

Is this some code associated with the purchase of an IPad?

Are you able to clarify your meaning, or is this just another sneer from your own echo-chamber?
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off topic.
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Expand. Would hate for that to be misconstrued as veiled racism (ironically).
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At least Thatcher could fit into a tanks turret.. Removed
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She was photographed in one.
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Should have welded the hatch.
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Indeed as Boris desperately attempts to take away powers from the devolved member states of what he forgets is very much a voluntary political union with England called the United? Kingdom. A union where the two out of four voted against any Brexit!

May the 6th will bring that mistake to the forefront of Westminster thinking.
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But how do you know the people voting for those anti brexit parties were doing so based on their EU stance ?

You don't.

Remainers are so dim...if you'd all voted for the Lib Dems....Brexit would never have happened.
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Thatcher (I was no fan) would have hand bagged this lot into the dust in about thirty seconds.
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And there lies the problem with having a 'state broadcaster'.
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Indeed as Boris desperately attempts to take away powers from the devolved member states of what he forgets is very much a voluntary political union with England called the United? Kingdom. A union where the two out of four voted against any Brexit!

May the 6th will bring that mistake to the forefront of Westminster thinking.
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People seem to be confusing 'freedom of speech' with freedom to smash shiz up and prevent ordinary people going about their day to day business.

I do think the new protest bill is a concern for anyone that embraces freedom of speech....but if so.....blame Extinction Rebellion.
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All the socialists commenting on here should go buy the Socialist Worker if the BBC is not lefty enough for you.
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Complete this -

tories are two-faced - - - - ards.
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80 seat majority.
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Democracy been under attack since 2016 by Pinkos.
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Indeed.

Now tell us why hancock will not be prosecuted - give us all a grin.
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The " right to protest "

Does it give you the right to stop others going about their lawful business ?

I know what the Far Left think but I would like the views of normal people.
Does that include the likes of the vile DFLA (the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, aka the anti-democratic fascist louts alliance). You are a tedious bore, anyone who doesn’t agree with your “gammonista” outlook is always branded “far left”. Is that the same far left who supported Brexit? Removed
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Cummings has already admitted he was hired to make sure democracy was denied. The new police bill seeks to damage democracy even further. One can only assume that Raab is talking about his own Government.
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I used to be more 'wineglass half full' about this. I thought I'd watched the UK evolve over many decades into a nation that was genuinely committed to constructive use of its' soft power & its' purse for the wider good, treading that tightrope with care.

Sadly, since 2016, I have watched UK slip back at a rate of knots. Attitudes I really thought were dead & gone burst out with a vengeance ??
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Raab, Shapps, Jenrick, Hancock, Williams, Gove and Johnson - all doing an excellent job - according to Raab, Shapps, Jenrick, Hancock, Williams, Gove and Johnson...
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Democracy is certainly in retreat in Europe where some unelected woman is threatening to seize the private assets of British and American companies.
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i see the threat, not even allowed to comment on blm, etc
Look at the oscar noms a joke some of those films are crap
Just making up the numbers
Well done for getting your racism past the moderators.

Nevertheless we see you for what you are.
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porky
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a few of the tory xenopolitan elite spouting their usual centristophobic bile.
They never offer a credible alternative though, none that anyone SHOULD vote for.

Must be members of the erg party then.
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yup, always the same, you have no answer so straight to deflection mode with a little name calling thrown it.
Is that all you've got ?
I think it is
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If this new Bill curbs the excesses in Extinction Rebellion, then that's a good thing.
Only the anti democratic Lefties on HYS support those idiots
You are a tory cretin.
rejoice.
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So UVDL announced the end of FOM in the EU with her introduction of a Vaccine passport.
So much for the vaunted 4 Freedoms

Still, that's the EU for you, diktat without Democracy
Rather like when the Commission imposed a Hard border in Ireland and broke the law (well that's what Lefty remoaners said we would do for 4 years)

How do EU voters hold the Commission responsible for their lawbreaking ?
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"yup, always the same, you have no answer so straight to deflection mode with a little name calling thrown it.Is that all you've got ?I think it is"

Your trouble is you don`t think at all, just regergitate Daily Fail/Excess trite-wing propaganda one one subject.
Democracy be damned as long as you have a one party state.
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lol, if I lose I don't cry, stamp my feet and deny the result like you lot.
just carry on with the name calling, it shows your level.
The fact that name calling is all you've got tells me I get under your skin.
Carry on, I love it ?????
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We often see the "democrats" in the borey party stating their admiration for Saudi Arabia.
That's the sort of democracy bozo wants for us...
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Yes, and we see Labour applauding Putin, Iran and Venezuela.
I don't think you would see a leader of the Tory party taking Putins side over our Security forces over Salisbury or being paid to go on Iranian TV or lauding Venezuela saying that is what they aspire to.
I don't think we should be selling arms to Saudi but I'd like to see Labour criticise Iran a bit more about arms in Yemen and Syria.
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to World King
"I agree with peaceful protests from the Left and Right(et al) that do not stop ordinary people going about their lawful business. Otherwise they should feel the full weight of the law and be prosecuted accordingly"

Same old elitist attitude to protest that force-fed the suffragettes, slaughtered those at Peterloo and transported the Tolpuddle martyrs. They never change.
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"Democracy is in retreat, warns Dominic Raab"

As evidenced by the Conservative Party vote in the HoC to silence peaceful demonstrations.
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If both parties hadn't spent decades running down armed forces

Both parties? Conventional Tory and Tory Lite are closer bedfellows than ERG Whackjob / Tory ‘coalition’.
This is The BrexitSpiv Paradax.
On the one hand they are being run by hardcore free market whackos (Mercer Bannon London Oligarchy Tufton St Freak Collective)
On the other they are closet Socialists who embrace Keynesian spending
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lol, if I lose I cry, stamp my feet and deny the result like you don`t.
just carry on with the calling out, it shows our level.
The fact that fact shaming is what you've got tells me it`s got under my skin.
Carry on, I love it ?????
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it is under threat from the woke brigade
you cant comment on anything these days
Oscars are a case in point
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Obsessed with Woke why? It’s freakish.
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lol, if I lose I cry, stamp my feet and deny the result like you don`t.
just carry on with the calling out, it shows our level.
The fact that fact shaming is what you've got tells me it`s got under my skin.
Carry on, I love it ?????
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Democracy isn't just about suffrage and freedom to choice

It means accountability for rule breakers and those who act unlawfully
Scrutiny and transparency
Honesty, or at the very least not deliberate deception
Rule of law, not rule by decree
Equality in the eyes of the law

Tories have a lot to learn about ALL of the above
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it is under threat
Any comment on Islam or blm is met with insult and derision
Not allowed to have a different point of view
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You getting paid overtime today Yorky ?
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the woke brigade are stifling freedom of speech
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That would appear to be the aim, well spotted.
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I think fawning attempts and rewards in return for trade deals with China will send a far clearer and louder message than any hot air coming from Parliament's sewer pipes.
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NO surprise is due - no faux-outrage - at EU interest in tax-havens and in vaccine maldistribution. Against a pandemic, as in war and as under eco-threat, our need becomes more apparent for 'representative government' of our 'laws and borders and money'. Dereliction of duty in sham-democracy (two years to come to robust SAGE-cover with SHORT circuit-breaks) has compounded our wicked Tory-harms.
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Tories love to put out bait for their ulterior motives and Times propagates their corrupt propaganda daily
We do not buy into the Anti-China rhetoric games of war and rumours of war by babylon's finest spies sellouts boys and girls
We will call out subtle systemic racism rife in UK like Black Princess Meghan does all day everyday suckers
You can never trust a Tory is a truism against ism n schism
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Protesters are the gutter snipes.
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Democracy is in retreat, warns Dominic Raab....so says the man who helped pass an anti-protesting bill to remove more of our liberties. We are slowly going back to the dark days of being controlled by the government. Just look at the powers the police now have.
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When peaceful protest is banned.....democracy dies
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