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No, they can’t

The midterm results were not just a rejection of Obama, but of America’s entire ruling meritocracy—a reaction fuelled by a wilful, power-hungry media
Philip Bobbitt  

Down with people power

Direct democracy is back in fashion, seen as a way of restoring trust in politics. But more referendums, and even votes to sack MPs, are a bad idea—just look at what has happened in California
Peter Kellner