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Five ways to get Britain voting

The public sector strikes began a debate about democratic participation which must not be allowed to fade

By Josh Lowe  

Low turnouts in union elections is just one chapter in a wider tale of democratic disengagement. © Nick Efford

It’s been a bad couple of months for British democracy. Last week, as public sector workers across the nation went on strike, right-wing politicians complained that, due to low turnouts, unions were reportedly stopping work on (in the case of Unite, Unison and others) the whim of as little as one in…

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