I would have voted UKIP if he hadn't been so rude to Rumpy. Just not British.
When PR is introduced I reckon there will be a surge in votes for "other parties" at future elections because the vote is no longet "a wasted vote". Where there is a first past the post system with only one or two (or three) parties with a chance of winning then ....... etc etc.
Quality analysis as usual BJRoll on PR. Then we can be like Italy. (That's one of the Siesta economies that is going to have to borrow money to bail out Greece!)
It's like having a person who is actually created by the Daily Mail. Don't bother to find out the facts, make a statement that's not true in the UK, and then run a story scaremongering about something totally unrelated. Formula stuff, and not even a complex formula. Come on John you're a professional journalist - you can do better than this!Did I understand it right that his plane's tail was fouled by an electioneering banner when everyone knows it is illegal to electioneer within 24 hours of the polls opening? Maybe one of his supporters shot him down to keep him out of trouble!
Roll on PR. Then we can be like Italy. (That's one of the Siesta economies that is going to have to borrow money to bail out Greece!)
War-time governments are only concerned with winning the war so a coalition makes sense.Quality analysis as usual BJ
If you're suggesting that PR will lead to coalition government, it might be worth considering that Germany has a history of coalition too and they've been pretty successful since the second world war, when we also had a coalition government.
AFAIC, the only thing that will suffer from it will be the hegemony that Labour and the Conservatives have enjoyed for far too long.
Heaven forbid that we consider asking the poiticians to change the way that they work, and instead of bickering, arguing, and being general pillocks they co-operate and reach a consensus. Obviously reaching a consensus is going to be bad for the country. Also having a coalition does not rule out examination of policies by the opposition as there will still be some parties outside of the ruling coalition (unless you know something about what is happening in London that I don't). If you think that one party can have a monopoly on good ideas / solutions then stick with the existing system - personally I don't agree with everything that the party I am a member of espouses, but the majority of the key factors I do agree (some people call this a compromise).War-time governments are only concerned with winning the war so a coalition makes sense.
We have a system of government and opposition with two sides to the house. If we have PR we will need to redesign the way Parliament is run. Otherwise we'll have a minority government and nothing will get done. I remember the last time. Do you?