After all, representative democracy is basically useless, anyone who looks at our political system objectively will certainly realise that it is almost completely broken. Politicians are pretty much unaccountable, especially in safe seats, only the most egregious and blatant criminal activity cause loss of privilege, and there is practically no comeback on any politician for fucking up in his job, no matter how disastrous a fuckup he or she makes. At best we can hope for "lessons to be learned".
Ha bloody ha.
But the reason we have representative democracy is because there are too many things to be debated and be agreed for something like a referendum to be applied to every decision that needs to be taken.
And so it seems that there is no way to square this circle. Representative democracy is a sham and a tribal game; and direct democracy is impractical.
So, what do we do?
Well, how about this: instead of us paying taxes to a central government pot, why don't we keep all our money and let government put forward its program of activities that require funding along with suggested contributions? We can then throw our money into specific activities that we think are important.
Pensions for the elderly? Yeah, I'll give some money to that. Disability care? Sure. Iraq war? No thanks. Foreign aid? Nah. Social services? Don't think so. Care for the homeless? Sure. Roads? I might overpay. Etc, etc, etc.
Effectively, we could all vote for our preferred government activities and policies by chucking money at it - whatever you think is important, you can vote for by the Pound. This way, every person can feel that the government genuinely is representing their beliefs and priorities.