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  • Vera @Vera2 Bromley Common updated 14 days ago

    Weekend Debate - Time to Modernise?

    Out with the old ways and in with the new.
    Are Strikes, Protests, Demonstration and Petitions a complete waste of time in this digital, Internet and Media world.
    Look how successful the Marcus Rashford's, campaign "Feeding Britain's Children" to tackle child food poverty, has been and how much he achieved by using only the press, media and internet. Is this the way forward?
    Is it time we all started to move with the times and use more modern methods to achieve our goals?
    • Not only strikes etc but outdated and intrusive means such as doorstepping people in their homes.


    • If a petition to the go has 100000 people sign then the government has to discuss the issue. Cancer ..

    • I can kinda see what you`re all saying and believe me a LOT goes on digitally, but surely issues hav..

    • @Ve... I was a union rep for many years and strike action was only ever was a last resort. Protests ..

    • The current government are continuing to introduce legislation to outlaw effective protest. The only..

    • @Kr... It's not the issues that I think you mean here but the methods used to publicise the..

    • @Pe... That's a non sequitur, of course. Non-disruptive protests aren't non-newsworthy - or even in..

    • Some very good points. My problem is we are never told the full facts and the full reasons behind th..

    • @Ve... - TV adverts will work for some, but many will actively avoid them by watching programmes on ..

    • TV adverts are also obscenely expensive to produce, which is jammy for the advertising agencies but ..

    • It takes a lot more effort and will power to attend a protest rally or march than it does to click o..

    • @Pe... Maybe the general public can’t ignore them but apart from the cost and ambulances not gettin..

    • It`s a fine line between catching the public eye and the attention of the media & being so disruptiv..

    • No government will be blackmailed into acting on issues and alienating public support damages many w..

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