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Home-grown revolution?

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen - the ripple of the drive for democracy still spreads.

Where next? Maybe a class-ridden country of growing inequalities of wealth, opportunity, health and education where real incomes have been falling for years and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future and where unemployment is rising rapidly?

This nation possesses a deeply flawed democracy with an unfair electoral system where one section of the legislature and the head of state are unelected; where the majority of the political class is drawn from a narrow, unrepresentative socio-economic background; and where a wealthy royal family retains its parasitic demands on the public purse - in spite of being opposed by at least 10 million of its citizens. So which country is next for reform and freedom? You need not look far.


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