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The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

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coffee
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Re: The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

#21 Postby coffee » January 16th, 2019, 11:16 am

Latest post of the previous page:

When voting for what you believe in means wasting your vote and letting in candidate you dislike the most, our democratic process has broken down.

It's time for Proportional Representation so everyone can vote for what they believe in.

https://twitter.com/MakeVotesMatter/sta ... 7831248896

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Re: The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

#22 Postby coffee » January 24th, 2019, 4:37 pm

Majoritarian UK in Brexit chaos
Majoritarian US in government shutdown
Majoritarian France demanding political overhaul
Majoritarian Australia on it's 6th PM in 8 years...

Have you noticed that people have stopped trying to claim Proportional Representation causes instability?

https://twitter.com/MakeVotesMatter/sta ... 4213867520

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Alan H
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Re: The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

#23 Postby Alan H » January 24th, 2019, 5:15 pm

coffee wrote:Majoritarian UK in Brexit chaos
Majoritarian US in government shutdown
Majoritarian France demanding political overhaul
Majoritarian Australia on it's 6th PM in 8 years...

Have you noticed that people have stopped trying to claim Proportional Representation causes instability?

https://twitter.com/MakeVotesMatter/sta ... 4213867520
The Brexit chaos was caused mostly by right-wing racists.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

#24 Postby animist » January 25th, 2019, 12:42 pm

maybe Brexit would not have happened if we had voted using PR: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... referendum

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coffee
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Re: The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

#25 Postby coffee » May 17th, 2019, 11:32 am

When a party gains votes, it should win more seats.

When a party loses votes, it should win fewer seats.

But with our First Past the Post voting system, often it's the other way round. That's why we need to #ChangeTheVotingSystem to Proportional Representation.

https://twitter.com/MakeVotesMatter/sta ... 0632808448

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Re: The movement for Proportional Representation for UK elections

#26 Postby Alan H » May 17th, 2019, 11:58 am

coffee wrote:When a party gains votes, it should win more seats.

When a party loses votes, it should win fewer seats.

But with our First Past the Post voting system, often it's the other way round. That's why we need to #ChangeTheVotingSystem to Proportional Representation.

https://twitter.com/MakeVotesMatter/sta ... 0632808448

Wouldn't necessarily disagree with you there, coffee, but it does depend on what PR system.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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