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In the UK, elections, and referendums are decided by those who vote. Those who don't vote are ignored. There is no claim made that the voters form a statistically representative sample of the electorate. Merely that the winner of the election is decided only by the votes that are cast. From the AV election legislation: The Minister must make an order ...


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Im not jewish in faith or blood, i'm a Christian and full blooded Scandinavian, but to my understanding Aliyah and Israel as whole has one main core value, all politics aside. ensuring that there is a home for the jewish people around the world to dwell in safety (to be a Jew can either be your physical lineage, or your faith). so if you can prove in ...


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How do international rankings influence national policy? There is an influence whereby the United States has used PISA as a reference to change its education policy. The US has also used other indicators to influence the policies of other countries. Beyond those, both PISA and OECD indicators influenced education policies in Spain and Italy. Mostly, the ...


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They don't decide what DNA is Jewish. The article you link says (their bolding): A DNA result that “proves” your Jewish origins does not grant the right to make aliyah according to the Law of Return. To be granted the right to aliyah, you need to show that you are "Jewish or [have] Jewish ancestors within the last two generations" (and that you ...


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To put in a simple manner, secularism in the West is divided in two groups/forms, Anglo-based secularism, followed by countries such as UK, USA, Canada, Australia, etc. and French-based laïcité. Secularism is based on freedom of religion, and laïcité is based on freedom from religion. This is why the hijab bans are in countries such as France and Switzerland,...


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I have only observed the situation in France in passing and I have almost no idea what the situation is in Canada or elsewhere in the western world. However, I did witness the situation in Germany where there was a big discussion (Kopftuchstreit, litereally dispute concerning headscarves) in the first decade of this millenium and multiple attempts at banning ...


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