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A pressure group can be described as any organised group that does not put up candidates for election but seeks to influence government policy Whilst an organisation such as Friends of the Earth FoE with an income of almost two million pounds a year can be described as a pressure group so too for example can the Upminster and Cranham Residents Association UCRA which relies solely on volunteers and whose only source of income is via advertisements in its monthly bulletin Both however have a certain impact on government policy Although FoE tackle much more serious and international issues than the UCRA the UCRA are more influential on government policy as they are in direct and regular consultation with the government via the MP for Upminster Whilst in comparison with the job of the British government the UCRA fight for reasonably trivial issues yet are in their aims much more successful than FoE From the above example it can be said that the key to the effectiveness of a pressure group lies not in a large membership base but in having the platform by which to communicate with the government However the above two groups are both insider groups For an outsider group achieving ones aims is far more difficult but it is important to realise that under democracy the majority rule and so therefore it can be said that a large membership base is important in gaining public and more significantly government attention Having said that though this does not necessarily mean that the larger a group the more likely they are of gaining government attention portrayed by the fact that petitions with thousands of signatures are often ignored by the government It is important though to realise that the major advantage of a large membership base is that it commands
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