Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) presented a discussion titled Future of Parliamentary Democracy in the Eyes of MPs today at Kochi. Members of Parliament from the United Kingdom and India, came together to discuss issues surrounding democracy and the future of parliamentary democracy model.
The panel consisted of Mr N K Premachandran MP, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Kollam, Mr Craig Whittker MP, Conservative Party, Calder Valley Constituency, Ms Angela Rayner MP, Labour Party, Ashton-under-Lyne Constituency, Mr Daniel Zeichner MP, Labour Party, Cambridge Constituency and Mr Steve Reed MP, Labour Party/Co-op, Croydon North Constituency.
The discussion, moderated by Chairman of CPPR, Dr. D Dhanuraj highlighted the biggest challenge to the democracy comes from the voter themselves. Plato’s great worry about democracy, that citizens would “live from day to day, indulging the pleasure of the moment”, has proved prescient.