Last Sunday Switzerland held four referendums; namely the acquisition of a new fighter jet fleet, the Hunting Act, Paternity Leave and Tax Breaks. The first and third were accepted while the other two were rejected.
The holding of referenda is a means whereby the people can, for example, decide how and on what they want their taxes spent, rather than, as occurs in this country, having to accept political decisions being handed down, a process over which the people have no control whatsoever. This applies not only to national matters but also to local ones.
With the current state within our nation, where an utter mess is resulting over Covid and Brexit – to name but two – just consider that if we had direct democracy we too could be in charge of our own lives and destiny.
Now what is not to like about that future?