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Framing of citizens’ assembly pre-determined its conclusion

06 December 2019
 

The article about the Citizens’ Assembly in Cambridge is a good example of how to lead public opinion, but it’s certainly not a democratic approach (‘Citizens’ assembly gauges Cambridge public’s views on traffic restraint’ LTT 22 Nov). 

The assembly participants were not a random sample of Cambridge residents but were partly self-selected by volunteering and partly selected by the organisers. Just to consider one issue, how many people are willing or...

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