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Democracy, with some conditions

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So nice to see our new federal government taking the lead on a policy of conditional democracy. As in, “Democracy around the world is our aim, unless we don’t like the results of the free and fair elections that are held.” The proof of this policy, of course, is the decision to cut off all contact with, and aid to, the Palestinian government, which is now led by Hamas.
What a disgrace. I’m not sure how the Conservatives expect any developing nation to accept the kind of democracy where the results are met with a spirit of open hostility rather than co-operation and encouragement.

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