‘Two-thirds of Britons say have no clout in UK laws’

A new poll in the UK shows its democracy is faltering to deliver since as many as two-thirds of Britons believe they have barely any or no power at all over government laws, taxes and spending.

According to the ‘People and Power’ survey published by The Independent on Sunday, most citizens feel they have too little say in a country that is too centralized. They think the UK voting system is unfair, its House of Lords is undemocratic and people struggle to see the benefits of Britain’s membership in the European Union.

The “People and Power” survey carried out this month by Opinium finds that two-thirds of people (67 percent) feel they have hardly any influence or no influence at all over decisions on laws, taxes, public spending and planning, the British daily reported.

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