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From UK: Political party membership dropping

A look at the dropping membership of all main political parties in the UK. With Labour’s Lord Glasman and Conservative Douglas Carswell discussing. Recorded from BBC2 HD, Newsnight, 07 August 2013.

From Germany: What is Liquid Democracy? – NetrootsUK 

Blogger Jon Worth talks to visionOntv about Liquid Democracy and the German Pirate Party, and how UK political parties can learn from them.

Is a two- party system really democracy? 

The creators of this video come up with a number of arguments that point out why this is not the case and what could be done about it.

The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained 

“The winner takes it all†– a principle that automatically leads into a two-party-system and thus often excludes the majority of voices and votes from the political decision making process.

From US: George Washington’s Warning about “Party Politics†

This video performs surprising statements of George Washington on parties: according to George Washington, political parties sharpen the spirit of revenge, lead to despotism and destroy liberty.

From Canada: Fourth Branch of Government

Our crumbling political system has seen too much political power accumulating in the Prime Minister’s office and with party leaders, but John Robson warns that real authority may have seeped away into bureaucracy.