Would you happily give up your right to vote for a million pounds? I read this thread just after reading this, and it struck me that an awful lot of people would be quite happy to say yes. The question makes sense; why force the right to have a say onto people who are determined to say nothing? If anything, it would mean that those of us who have deeper philosophical attachments to democracy would have the say we deserve, wouldn't it? Also, would it not actually provide the otherwise apathetic with a reason to be interested? So here's what I propose - that we are given the option to take the million pounds, and those of us who do should have the right to buy it back for this sum (plus compound interest) once in every decade; in exchange, our version of the post-Reichstag fire Enabling Act would be no longer. It's got to be cheaper for gov.uk than ID cards, but I appreciate that this idea may need some work. Thoughts?