The republicanism thread.

kuepper

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Party List is by far the fairest system.
The trouble with that system was evident when MEPs became elected that way after initially being FPTP. The candidate's direct connection with the voter was lost and voter apathy and antipathy to EU ensued. The other negative impact is party apparatchiks / brown- nosers with no local connection get on the list
 
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NYboro

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The trouble with it was evident when MEPs became elected that way after initially being FPTP. The candidate's direct connection with the voter was lost and voter apathy and antipathy to EU ensued. The other negative impact is party apparatchiks / brown- nosers with no local connection get on the list
Anything's better than FPTP
 

Jedi boro

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The trouble with it was evident when MEPs became elected that way after initially being FPTP. The candidate's direct connection with the voter was lost and voter apathy and antipathy to EU ensued. The other negative impact is party apparatchiks / brown- nosers with no local connection get on the list
Absolutely it will be a cronyism charter.

Diaspora politics is DANGEROUS just look at the EU to see how radical droplets can become a real force under PR.
 

Cardiffdaffs

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not a fair and honest comparison because there have been terrible PMs and terrible kings. The difference is the terrible PMs get voted out and we have to wait 25 years for the terrible king to die
More terrible Pms get appointed or voted in sadly. That’s the nature of our electoral system. We have had 4 in a row now. We won’t have a terrible king because he won’t have enough power to make your life a misery.
 

Jedi boro

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Everybody already votes for the party, regardless of which candidate is representing it.
That’s not true though as look at dr that stand as independents.

Yes many do but people vote for a myriad of reasons reducing it to a a single entity choice with no bearing on who you are electing I think is dangerous.
 

Randy

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Sad to see that in a coffin party of 10 soldiers they were all white.
Do you know the protocol for those soldiers been chosen?

I'm assuming it's similar to the guards who stood watch over the coffin but not exactly the same. Those guards had to have done 22 years of service and reach warrant officer rank.
 

NYboro

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That’s not true though as look at dr that stand as independents.

Yes many do but people vote for a myriad of reasons reducing it to a a single entity choice with no bearing on who you are electing I think is dangerous.
You really have no choice. I remember voting for one of Blair's Babes when I lived in Aberdeen. Thick as mince. I went to one of her clinics and she had no concept of how the oil industry uses contractors.
 

BoroMart

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More terrible Pms get appointed or voted in sadly. That’s the nature of our electoral system. We have had 4 in a row now. We won’t have a terrible king because he won’t have enough power to make your life a misery.
You say that but, they can block any law they want and use that to manipulate whatever they want.
 
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