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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:23 am

Title: We Should Admire Compromise And The Mushy Middle
Written By: JaredMilne
Date: Thursday, August 27 at 15:07
In commentaries about politics, the idea of the “mushy middle” is often used as an insult. It’s depicted as a weakness, as the person who straddles it is unable to decide on a firm set of beliefs, or who tries to please everyone instead of taking a strong stand. Similarly, compromise is seen as a sign of weakness, and an inability to defeat the enemy. People who stick with their ideologies and their principles are seen as strong leaders, compared to the weak and indecisive compromisers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:23 am

The "mushy middle" is where most legislation is intended to end up in our parliamentary system. But it only works (and I use the term loosely)in minority government situations. So at best we have an internal conflict that has yet to be resolved.

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