Wednesday 18 January 2017

Voters know enough to uphold democracy

Published 05/12/2013 | 02:30

Ding dong democracy is dead. That's according to the 'Irish Times', which ran an opinion poll over the weekend outlining how stupid we all are.

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To summarise, the electorate is comprised of a rag-tag bunch of knuckle-dragging ne'er-do-wells who know precisely nothing about the political world that surrounds them.

Vast swathes of the populace don't know that pension payments comprise a bigger proportion of the social welfare budget than unemployment benefit; think that politicians' pay has gone up instead of down; and don't realise that those on salaries in excess of €75,000 comprise the top 10pc of income earners.

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