do we even have a say in politics

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Every one seems to think we have a fair decmocracy i mean compared to others we do but are leaders over 3 and a 1/2 years have barley given people a say on brexit because many people have changed there mind but the goverment refuses again and again to have a vote. It is human to do what over people to do after all that is what helped us evolve because we could have survied without it and the same things happen now we go with what others do i interviewed 5 people 4/5 said that they would vote for eg labour then i asked what would there parents vote for and they said there parents would vote for the same thing these also happen online so without noticing are we being told what to think by others ?

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School centered_globe | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    30 Jan 2020

    Don't force people to go into the polling place.

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  • Hillyfield School logo shrewd_climate | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    30 Jan 2020

    I think we do have a say just not in voting because I know somebody who wrote to the queen!

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  • successful_kiwifruit | Whyteleafe School A
    31 Jan 2020

    I think if you don't want to go to the polling station you don't have to but when you are over 18 you have the right to vote.
    After all the conclusions I think that if you are over the age of 18 you should vote because every vote counts.

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  • Preston Manor School enlightened_writer | Preston Manor School
    31 Jan 2020

    People that are young may not have a chance to vote but they could still get involved and have a say in what is happening if they try hard to do it, you don't need to be someone everyone knows in order to do so, all you need is the strength to fight for what you want. Also not everyone will be on your side but if you manage to convince a few people then you will have made a difference because even the smallest things can help make a big change. For example, as a school we try to have events that could raise money for charities and help others with their health or problems in their lives.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School happy_fact | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    01 Feb 2020

    On the one hand we do get a say in politics because we can encourage our parents to vote for a particular group or person. We also have to freedom of speech thanks to the power of democracy. This means that everyone can have a say on what happens to us and we are allowed to say whatever we want up to a limit. We can say if we agree or disagree on what we have as a country. (Rules or the political parties).

    On the other hand, we don't get a say in political decisions because we are not allowed to vote or take part in other political decisions other than saying if we agree or disagree on it. Although we have a democracy, this means that children under the age of 18 are not allowed to vote. I personally disagree with this because I think that children of any age should be able to vote on who they think will do the best job of keeping our country a safe place and keep it as a democracy.
    I also think that one of the most important thing in life is democracy. To take it a step further I used my reasoning skills to help me. "The reason I think that democracy is really important to us is because it has made us who we are today, and it encourages us all to work as a team. If you work as a team you get the job don't quicker and better"!!

    Thanks for reading my comment!!
    happy_fact

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy openminded_llama | Ormiston Sudbury Academy
    04 Feb 2020

    I think that people can be influenced by others such as there parents or peers and I think that sometimes people just to agree to join the bandwagon.

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Feb 2020

    We do have a say in politics. The whole point the Ancient Greeks invented Democracy was so that equality was shared. Without this equality, Democracy would not exist. I understand that one voice cannot make a massive difference, but it contributes to something far bigger. A voice contributes to conversation. That conversation either gets louder or more people join it as time goes by. This is the case with Democracy! This answers your MAIN question, featured at the top of your post!

    This is for your second question.
    Social Media helps us to develop our own opinion. Others may be able to convince us, but if we believe in something strongly, they cannot change what we believe. I believe we are being told what to believe, but that doesn’t mean we listen. And we don’t.

    Good post though, @triumphant_tomato!

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      happy_politics's comment 09 Feb 2020

      Well done for speaking up for the voice of people in a democracy! Can a democracy still exist if certain voices are stopped from speaking?

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