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Occupy London Make Demands: They Have A Plan?

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Occupy London Make Demands: They Have A Plan?
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What do you think, I-A-B? The London protesters look like they have a gameplan. Any different from OWS?
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Male, 70 & Over, Southern US
 973 Posts
Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:27:33 AM
@Gerry1 from wiki .

The principal justification for the non-resident vote is that about 330,000 non-residents constitute the city's day-time population and use most of its services, far outnumbering the City`s residents, who are fewer than 10,000. Nevertheless, the system has long been the cause of controversy. The business vote was abolished in all other UK local authority elections in 1969.

Bodies employing fewer than ten people may appoint one voter; those employing ten to 50 people may appoint one voter for every five employees; those employing more than 50 people may appoint ten voters and one additional voter for each 50 employees beyond the first 50.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1452 Posts
Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:02:10 AM
I have a feeling the full demands are more complex; The Guardian just simplified it for the readers. Hope works better then yelling "Change!", "Fix it!" and "Transparent!" alot.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 321 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 7:46:15 PM
Had no idea how corrupt it was over there. Revolution I say! Right after tea

Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 5:20:19 PM
squish it like a bug, like roosterroaches, the financial institutions are everywhere and in everything. Their undue influence MUST curtailed, and sooner the better. The longer this infestation of Democracy is allowed the harder it will become to clean it up with out breaking something...

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12389 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2011 4:40:51 PM
Business vote over there?

Sort of, in a very limited way. In that one very small area of London (and only that one very small area of London) votes can be cast on the basis of working there rather than living there. The rationale is that since they spend most of their waking life in that area it's more relevant than where they sleep. Few people live in that area - it`s a business area, not a residential area. The people who work there but don`t live there outnumber people who live there almost 50:1. The main issue is that their votes are generally proxied to their employers, so in that sense business do vote (but only in that square mile and only on some issues that are wholly contained within that square mile).

Essentially, it`s a semi-autonomous economic district. It`s been a distinctly seperate area for a very long time.

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