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Brown Wants An Alternative Voting System, "not Proportional Rep"

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Its claimed the reform Brown wants is not PR, but a 1st pref etc. Not sure I understand the difference, but anyways......

Is this an advantage to him or not? Else why's he suddenly pushing for it?

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Diebold electronic voting machine of course,administered by a government database.

you should be completely reassured that these systems will be totally secure,given the wonderful advances this administration have had in data handling :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Preventing the annihilation of Zanulab, fostering a future socialist revival, ingraining socio-political contracting into the populace and integrating it into a global governmental system of protagonistic poly-socialism.

Basically another attempt at global communism/fascism that lead to WW2 and the Cold War while saving face and delivering promises to his masters. Something like that. <_<

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Diebold electronic voting machine of course,administered by a government database.

you should be completely reassured that these systems will be totally secure,given the wonderful advances this administration have had in data handling :lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol:
Preventing the annihilation of Zanulab, fostering a future socialist revival

thats what i thought, hmm.

as for brown i could've sworn he'd be resigned by today by popular demand but i hadn't figured on how self-serving the 'loyalist' MPs are, wanting their salaries another year not just to October

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Diebold electronic voting machine of course,administered by a government database.

you should be completely reassured that these systems will be totally secure,given the wonderful advances this administration have had in data handling :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Instant-runoff voting and single transferable voting (both used in Australia) are, in my opinion, preferable to the first past the post system used here. They give a better representation of what the voters want, in my opinion.

However, this is the most hamfistedly naked attempt at preventing the complete erradication of the Labour party that will occur under FFP voting one could possibly imagine. How about they finish the House of Lords reforms they started before they start with the House of Commons...(or have they finished the reforms, i.e. remove the hereditary peers and replace them with Labour cronies?)

If Brown thought he could get away with it, he would call a state of emergency and declare himself dictator. A disgusting, odious anti-democrat. I feel nothing but loathing for this man and his supporters.

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Perhaps the question should be, if we could start again from a blank page, what electoral system should we have?

Proportional Representation: I can't think of a way of using PR whereby a group of people can be candidates for a single constituency, and only one of them will go forward to be the representative of that constituency. So (unless I'm missing something), then PR would mean that we'd need to do something more like the European elections where the geographical regions become larger and we have multiple 'winners' -- meaning that representatives may have less connection with individual voters.

So, if the idea of having people voting for candidates that will (geographically) better represent them personally (and produce a single 'winner'), then PR is impossible?

In the situation of relatively small geographical constituencies with a single representative (irrespective of whether you think it would be an advantage/disadvantage to Labour or whoever), do you think the Alternative Vote scheme actually produces better results ('better' being to more accurately represent who the electorate would want to become MPs) than FPTP?

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Ironic that Labour are now preparing to abandon the FPTP system, given that they've spent the last decade subtly tinkering with it to give themselves an inherent advantage (e.g. tweaking the constituency boundaries so that Tory stronghold constituencies have bigger populations than Labour ones).

Given that current opinion polls indicate that they'd lose whatever the system, my only guess at Brown's short-term thinking is that introducing PR would open the way to a Lib-Lab coalition, thereby keeping the Tories out.

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