"I suppose that went as well as could be expected.[rubs bottom]A touch painful on re-entry.."
posted by Adam at
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 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 Adam, 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:http://tinyurl.com/cytgm
By 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 Adam, at 10/5/05 15:43
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