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We did that four years ago and AV got absolutely crushed. Why's it gonna be any different now?
and we've just had a weird election that's made the issue starker in people's minds
but the tories just won a majority, and they'll fight a similar campaign against it
Cameron's hardly going to agree to a referendum on electoral reform when he's just been re-elected, with a majority, under the current system.
Anyone who earns more than 55k should only get half a vote, and the unemployed voters should get three.
but that's not a good enough reason not to campaign for one.
suppose it'll give the greens and the lib dems something to do
What this election has made obvious is that a) electoral reform is badly needed and b) we the people are cretins who can't be trusted.
with the idea of electoral reform.
Yeh, Brussels may be authoritarian bureaucrats but at least the electoral system to elect them is relatively fairer.
Have a proper PR system as an alternative to FPTP at least.
Would be happy with a German style electoral system whereby there is a constituency link and proportional representation (AMS?)
Works pretty well. Much better than FPTP
was to scupper the calls for PR, cos they know it was too compromised and complicated to get voted for.
Give more votes to the young. Every eighteen year old should be given 20 votes, which they may only use for one party. You lose five votes every ten years. One vote each after forty years.
Maximum voting age should be seventy. There's no point you voting after this age. The country isn't for you and no way should you be given a say about its future.
You might give a damn about who's in charge for the next 5 years.
(not a snarky response, a genuine question)
Really. I'm finding the irony amazing as well. I'm guessing up until yesterday he had no problem with fptp and has never mentioned electoral reform.
has to state that a question is genuine
felt like a complete and total wetbag when I turned up and voted for it, knowing nobody else would and I didn't really want it anyway. The most jaded about THE SYSTEM I've been... until yesterday.
as I have continuously maintained and campaigned for.
PR should just be introduced, and can be quite easily, there is no discussion required, what is there to discuss?
idk i think full proportional representation is a bit problematic
the whole idea of the current system is that the MPs are meant to act as liaisons between the citizens they represent and the government. in a full PR system there's literally no link between you and a specific MP, so local issues would get ignored more maybe
the main issue is that most people under the current system are ignored anyway.
being A Loony Lefty i think the best solution would be some kind of implication of local assemblies/councils combined with a high level of devolution but idk. i'm not convinced any kind of parliamentary system can resolve this issue
hence people like Jeremy Corbyn still getting into Parliament despite being very very dissimilar to the last twenty years of Labour leadership. a full PR system would replace people like that with central party cronies.