From: Adrian on 7 May 2010 05:53
ChelseaTractorMan <mr.c.tractor(a)hotmail.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding
much like they were saying:
> But yes, you will get the small nutty parties having some
> representation, it said to be a problem in Israel "pure" PR system. You
> need a threshold percentage, say 10%.
If that %age is worked nationally, then - congratulations - you've just
reduced the number of parties in the last parliament from twelve to
three, so long as you use any percentage above 2.5%.
Was that what you intended?
Reduce it to 2% and you bring in the SNP.
Reduce it to 1% and you bring in UKIP.
Next on the list are the DUP at 0.9% and the BNP at 0.7%...
From: Brimstone on 7 May 2010 05:56
"Halmyre" <flashgordonreceding(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Oh no, that's all we need - the cycling vegan nutters have got a foot
> in the door.
If we'd ignored her she might have gone away. Now that she's being talked
about she'll get even more publicity and we'll never get rid of her.
From: boltar2003 on 7 May 2010 05:56
On Fri, 7 May 2010 02:53:23 -0700 (PDT)
NM <nik.morgan(a)mac.com> wrote:
>On 7 May, 10:23, boltar2...(a)boltar.world wrote:
>> Just what we need - the sort of secure stable government enjoyed by the likes
>> if Italy.
>> Of course the Liberal Teapots arn't the only ones who'd love PR. I'm sure the
>> BNP and similar far right or left groups will be jumping with joy if it
>Good, sooner the better, either we should have a democracy or we
>don't, at the moment we don't.
True democracy doesn't work. At some point someone has to make decisions
that a large number of people might not like otherwise nothing will ever
From: Adrian on 7 May 2010 05:57
NM <nik.morgan(a)mac.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
> Good, sooner the better, either we should have a democracy or we don't,
> at the moment we don't.
Yes, we do.
The problem is that people shout about the national vote %age as if it's
relevant. It isn't. We don't vote nationally for a government. We vote
locally for an MP.
There's 650 local elections, with the government being formed by the
party who win most of them.
It's really not a very difficult concept.
From: boltar2003 on 7 May 2010 06:01
On 7 May 2010 09:57:24 GMT
Adrian <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>There's 650 local elections, with the government being formed by the
>party who win most of them.
>It's really not a very difficult concept.
But its a concept that isn't particularly fair. It would be fine if the
number of people in each constituency were the same but they're not so you
can get the situation where more people vote for one party but another