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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 five…

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