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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the system please?
advantage: usually enables a party to form a majority, and thus provides stable government.
disadvantage: governments are not usually that representative, as a lot of people's votes "don't count".
obviously, "don't count" is contentious...
first past the post? You crazy northener! ;P
But you can have one for each.
+ normally produces a one party government and stable two party system
- unfairly favours parties whose support is localised rather than spread equally across all areas
cuntface wouldn't be in power.
i HATE first past the post
'none of the above twunts' box on voting forms.
but i vote green where i can and yellow where i can't.
since there are just as many if not more dyed in the wool Tory voters out there. It's actually them voting for Blair that's kept him in power.
blair = pustule, arrogant, thinks he's above the law, war criminal
cameron = shameless neocon (witness the way he has voted in past political debates) who is hiding it by being 'nice' and constantly changing his mind
campbell = quite nice but hopelessly out of touch and 89,333,333 years old
WHAT THE FUCK ARE WE GOING TO DO?!?!?!?!?!
or will we have to wait a while for you to clean up?
britain's a pretty good place to live, innit?
the lack of 'choice' in the political system and low levels of interest in politics is a symptom of the success of past governments.
returning a stable government/opposition and then the also-rans with minimal power.
Although when it's a close vote the 3rd party becomes important...
you've backed the winner of the race which is then thrown out in a stewards' enquiry, you can still get paid out
I'm glad it was both of us
know. I think maybe we should draw up a rota or something, to avoid embarrassing moments like this. I can do Monday, Wednesday and every other Thursday?
I can do the weekend shift this week as women hate me and don't want to spend time with me. I'll get revenge by posting lies about them on this forum
got you down as Friday afternoons and filling in for holidays, on a trial basis. yo_soy has expressed feelings that might not have the level of crap jokes in you required for this level of pointlessness...
is that it tends to stop radical parties having any real power or say. The BNP are very unlikely to win any election at all so don't get a say.
Under PR they would surely have power proportional to the votes they've received which could actually a fair few...
the point of democracy is to give people right to representation.
If you deny that then you can't really claim you believe in democracy...
The problem is that it requires compromise and compromise isn't always a good thing when it comes to leading a country.
"compromise isn't always a good thing"
a bad thing, as far as i'm concerned.
that was the point I was making. First past the post hides the numbers voting for them from you.
"Specific candidates for each area, i.e. voters can vote against an individual performing poorly even if they like the party. The converse also applies."
constituency link, MPs role is to represent constituency, in very few other systems is that link properly preserved.