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Old 20th Nov 2019, 10:05
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Electile Dysfunction

Complete failure on my part to be aroused to vote for either party represented by those two frauds.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 10:52
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Isn't there a blue pill for this problem.... or does that influence the result?
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 12:00
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We've all been there, nothing to be ashamed of. Elections can be difficult after a prolonged period of depression, approximately three years in this case.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 12:19
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Your on fire today gents, most entertaining!

It would seems that it's a case of which flavour bolleaux you want to endorse. The sooner that there's a 'no vote' option and PR in the UK elections the better for nearly everyone (minus the vested interests and their front men).
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 07:16
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 11:52
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'no vote' option and PR
There is a no vote option- just don't vote - it is not, as in some countries, compulsory.
There was a referendun a while back on PR. It was rejected. (The referendum was demanded by the LibDems, who seemingly only accept the result of a referendum if it goes their way)
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 13:22
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Originally Posted by oxenos View Post
There is a no vote option
I see what you've done, very clever and keeps the humour going, that's an anagram for 'Ohio penetration votes'.... oooh Matron.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 13:47
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 16:15
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Oxenos, a true 'non of the above ' is a more positive demonstration of dissatisfaction than not voting at all as that can be assumed to be disinterest.

Perhaps the NOTA party should concentrate its canvassing in just one or two constituencies, say in Uxbridge or Islington. Clearly NOTA could not get elected but if NOTA garnered the majority of votes it would send a powerful message.
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 16:22
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You will have to forgive Grayfly's sarcasm, but perhaps you were being a little insensitive? Banging on about proportional representation when it is clear that many contributing to this thread are struggling to represent the proportions they could when they were younger? A little inappropriate perhaps?
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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 20:58
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 00:02
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 00:54
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 05:20
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
Isn't there a blue pill for this problem.... or does that influence the result?
Try the red pill and get yourself out of the matrix...
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 22:38
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Seems a shame to infect a serious suggestion with an oft repeated nonsense such as " There was a referendun a while back on PR. It was rejected."
What was offered had NO relationship to PR. It was an attempt to fob us off with a rag-bag of alternative voting nonsense.
PR means one person, one vote and the totals received dictate the division of MP numbers. Simple, straightforward and FAIR! Unfortunately, that last characteristic makes it totally unsuitable for the vested interests who control the Country's affairs and their pawns who do their bidding in the H of C. Until recently, the excuse for not allowing it was that it lead to 'hung' Parliaments! There will, no doubt, be some similarly facile (and false) reasoning promoted for continued avoidance. Why, oh why, do we continue to spout this nonsense of citizen representation when what is happening is that we are 'allowed' to 'choose' from an artificially presented menu? Bankers, Union Leaders and the ubiquitous grey-suits rejoice ... the world is YOUR oyster!
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Old 23rd Nov 2019, 23:23
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Except your system is in force in several countries and doesn't work as several tiny usually extremist parties end up controlling the government which is hardly democratic. And if the elected MPs do not represent a constituency, the people have no one to represent them, and the politicians usually end up corrupt. Seen Israeli politics recently? A shambles. And the Italians - going back to Mussolini at a rate of knots.

FFTP is the least bad system for democracy that we have apart from possibly Single Transferrable Vote in consituencies. That way we get to chose which other people we might want if we don't get our first choice.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 06:10
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It's been pretty limp alright. But you never know, with the right stimulation it might recover!

Espada: A small extremist party controlling the government? DUP anyone? Your other comparisons are really unrepresentative, Israel and Italy, really?

As for one man one vote. They call it democracy yet invariably the government is elected by a minority of voters against the wishes of the majority of the electorate.
In effect the will of the majority of the people is ignored in every election.
Democracy???????
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 08:22
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...that it lead to 'hung' Parliaments!
I'm coming round to the idea that a hung parliament might be a satisfactory way out.
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 09:11
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I'm coming round to the idea that a hung parliament might be a satisfactory way out.
It would certainly pay to be an undertaker in Westminster
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Old 24th Nov 2019, 09:34
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Intellectual onanistic circumlocutions - to Allude to the phraseology of Boris in its intended context....

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