Fishy Tales

06 May 2005

Election Result

As Wallace said :
"I suppose that went as well as could be expected.
[rubs bottom]
A touch painful on re-entry.."


  • Hmmm, according to the BBC the relative %age of votes for Lab/Cons/LibDem is 37/33/22.
    Due to the "first past the post" system many people will not have their vote fairly represented in the Commons.

    Methinks it's time to implement a system where the number of MPs for a party reflects the number of people who voted for that party.
    A bit like they do in the Netherlands.

    Mind you, the UK has a much better pub-culture :-)

    By Blogger noskidmarks, at 8/5/05 19:41  

  • Couldn't agree more. Post to come on exactly that subject...

    But while you're there, exactly what form of PR exists in your most fantastically enlightened Flatlands ?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/5/05 20:58  

  • Well, they are so fantastically enlightened here (Netherlands) that they don't allow me to vote in the parliamentary elections (ok, I am a UK citizen, but I do eat Edam cheese!).

    The system is one of PR and coalition government. I'm no expert, but you can read more about it here:

    By Blogger noskidmarks, at 10/5/05 01:13  

  • Also you need to be of sound mind to vote, don't you? [grin]

    Thanks for the wikipedia reference, very useful. Though bloody complicated!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/5/05 15:43  

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