Government Questionnaires

Cambridge 2000 memos

October 2004

Cambridge City Council and Cambridge County Council regularly send out questionnaires asking our opinion. The UK government also regularly asks for our opinion. These kinds of questionnaire, or opinion survey, are unfortunately becoming more and more common. They allow the (local or national) government to pretend that they are listening to the people. But there are three major problems with such questionnaires:

It is sham democracy and sham consultation.

Cambridge 2000 memos