Now however, the two major parties have fundamental policy disagreements with one another. And that's good. Granted, this won't be for the taste of everyone but they too have the option of voting for smaller parties to exert pressure on the main parties just as I did with Ukip. The May Conservative Party and Corbyn Labour Party offer two completely different choices, do you not agree?
The bulk of the electorate rejected these parties. It can hardly be good for democracy that no matter how badly a party performs in the polls after being in office, it remains in office? Meet the new boss... same as the old boss.Originally Posted by dbgtz
Under FPTP the disliked Prime Minister is ejected the following day with the removal vans turning up. It's a good system.
You'll never get a manifesto that you are in complete agreement with. But with two different parties, at least there is a choice whereas prior to this we were faced with two identical 'centre' (which just means centre-left in reality) parties in complete agreement with one another, with many of our laws coming from Brussels anyway. A non-choice.Originally Posted by dbgtz
The next election will be a choice like we have not had for many years. Under full sovereignty with a real left+right.
I won't be blackmailed by the SNP or Sinn Fein into making certain decisions for this country.Originally Posted by dbgtz
Both detest the notion of a strong independent Britain as it in the end cripples their dream of an 'independent' Scotland within Europe or a 32-county Irish republic within Europe. EU membership fuelled these movements and the sooner that cord is severed the better. Ask yourself why these two movements so avidly support EU membership: because it helped in their ultimate goal of dissolving Britain as a nation state.
PR would limit their power in that we'd face months of wrangling and governments collapsing every couple of years.Originally Posted by dbgtz
One way it is more democratic is that you have your own constituency member of Parliament for your own area, accountable to you the electorate. When you vote in FPTP, you vote for the candidate and the local party association nominates that candidate. Under PR you're given a list compiled by the party HQ where the top flunkies are placed at the top and are subsequently elected and who are accountable to large geographical areas, much like MEPs.Originally Posted by dbgtz
How many people can name their MEPs? How high is turnout for EU elections? It turns people off voting.