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Yingluck - Confidence Vote
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:00:21 AM »

Offline Al

Re: Yingluck - Confidence Vote
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 10:18:19 PM »
I thought that this was an interesting perspective of the bigger picture.

Offline Roger

Re: Yingluck - Confidence Vote
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 05:33:49 AM »
Al a good article. Saf - yes Yingluck rode the 'no confidence' with a healthy majority.
I don't know much about these shenanigans, but it seems to me that, imperfect as it is, the Yingluck Government has the best claim to any democratic origins. Whilst it's hard to feel any sympathy for the attempts to legislate for a situation to rehabilitate Thaksin, this current disorder seems indefensible, on every front.
In fact the posturing of these 'noble' revolutionaries is bizarre - they are being badly misled IMO.
Let's hope it all quietens down without violence.
Yingluck will note this as a shot across the bows one hopes.

Offline takeitor

Re: Yingluck - Confidence Vote
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 07:04:30 AM »
It is said that rural Thailand vote the government in and Bangkok then gets rid of it.  It has been like that for about 60 years now and I doubt it will change anytime soon.

The Time magazine, whilst slightly over-simplifying the situation, did a good job of pointing out how bad the opposition are at campaigning.  It's like the Tories trying to defeat an utterly abject Labour government in the UK by arguing that only wealthy people should be allowed to vote.  Of course, they don't feel the need to actually win an election...they've managed to bully their way to 2 Primeministers in the last 7 years, so I guess they think there is no reason not to do it again.

Offline takeitor

Re: Yingluck - Confidence Vote
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 08:33:53 AM »
Mind you, it's worth pointing out that Mark "Abhisit", leader of the Democrats, learnt everything he knows in the UK, having been born in Wallsend and having attended Eton and Oxford.  Unfortunately (for him) he feels the need to say what he really thinks and has not learnt to hide his true feelings, unlike his good mate David Cameron.

I'm by no means a fan of "the brother" in Dubai, but I can't help feeling sorry for the Thai people that they are faced with an electorial choice that is the epitome of the phrase "lesser of two evils".