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Well, I take your point, but what has "strong" leadership given us except a pendulum swing between flawed ideologies? The majority of parliamentary democracies in the world employ some form of coalition. Other countries do get by, eh?
Not voting is a vote for the continuance of the status quo.
Proportional Representation as advocated by the Liberal Democrats may offer some compromise but could result in weakand ineffectual leadership.
Yeah, but if a candidate belongs to a major party, chances are that, even if they are sincerely "on your side", the whip system will dictate their votes in parliament & stifle their private member's bills.
If there's someone i feel would represent my interests best then maybe i will vote.
Originally posted by Retseh
I doubt it will make any difference.
Rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic and all that.
What other choice do we have other than non-party, independent MPs &, necessarily if we want them to have any power, some form of coalition model of government?
Yeah mate, I'm in favour of direct democracy. My only fear is that the UK electorate has shown a distressing tendency to be lead around by the nose by MSM, especially The Sun. Still, we deserve the laws we support, so perhaps a few public driven disasters would prompt more of us to get some education about politics.
Maybe with increased use of referendums as well using modern technology.
Thing is, are there any independents who could exercise any power in Westminster? Do any of the major parties that could exercise power represent your views? So what is the choice, other than to vote for the only party that promise a real change to the entire voting system?
LOL @ the suggestion of lib dem!
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
British politics just got alot more interesting. Will any of you be voting?
Just a little side note for those that cant be botherd to read links given, this will be the first election where live TV debates will take place - Thats something i wanna see. And if its live there is a better change they'll mess things up and make themselves look like prats, which is always fun.
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