Pressure group 'points' and evidence.

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They represent a wide range of interests, including those of minorities.
The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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They educate the public to raise awareness and promote public participation in politics.
Friends of the Earth publicise environmental issues.
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They have a very high membership so a wide range of people are involved.
Greenpeace have 2.8 million supporters around the world.
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Often scrutinise legislative and policy proposals, suggesting how they may be improved or amended to make them fairer or more effective.
The Royal College of Nursing helped shape the NHS reform.
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Encourage direct action and e petitions which affects policy formulation.
FairFuelUK 100,000 signatures about fuel duty.
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Some wield disproportionate power.
The CBI have a close link with the government.
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Some have disruptive methods which undermine the legitimate political process.
Greenpeace broke into Kingsnorth Power Station and caused £30,000 worth of damage.
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Sectional pressure groups restrict participation and membership.
RSPCA represent animal welfare and rights.
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Participation might not always be meaningful.
The National Trust.
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Trade Unions lost power post Thatcher.
Membership has halved since 1980.
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Minority groups are already represented in parliament.
The Green party and UKIP.
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Enhance pluralism.
Age UK is a mass membership group.
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Their internal structure can be undemocratic.
Margret Thatcher getting rid of trade unions.
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Modern and up to date.
PETA animal rights.
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There is dissatisfaction with mainstream politics.
National Trust have 4 million members, the Conservatives have 10074.
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Spread out consensus politics.
Friends of the earth.
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They educate the public to raise awareness and promote public participation in politics.

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Friends of the Earth publicise environmental issues.

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They have a very high membership so a wide range of people are involved.

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Often scrutinise legislative and policy proposals, suggesting how they may be improved or amended to make them fairer or more effective.

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Encourage direct action and e petitions which affects policy formulation.

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