Hairyloon wrote:ECHR Protocol 1, Article3 wrote:The High Contracting Parties undertake to hold free elections at reasonable intervals by secret ballot, under conditions which will ensure the free expression of the opinion of the people in the choice of the legislature.
Have the 5+ million who voted for UKIP and Green got free expression of their opinion in their choice of legislature?
What about all the people who felt obliged to vote tactically? Who can guess how many of those there might be?
If one was convinced that these answers were "no", what could be done? Could it be taken for a Judicial Review?
Slartibartfast wrote:I think we need to reconsider PR.
The present system denies many voters a realistic voice, because they live in engineered 'safe seats' for one or another party.
we need to break out of it.
It is said that during the French Revolution an assembly of 125 delegates could not reach a decision, and decided to split to 5 smaller groups of 25 delegates for a detailed discussion, and then compile their votes. One political clique arranged for it's members to be concentrated in 3 of the groups - 13 in each. Those groups voted Yes, by a majority of one. The three Yes groups outvoted the two No groups. And thus 39 "Yes" delegates were able to win a democratic vote against the 86 who voted "No".
atticus wrote:That is not the consensus, and it is a total and utter distortion to say it is. You started this thread on a completely different question.
Would you like to start a thread on the merits of the first past the post system..?
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