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BNP are 5th most popular party In UK

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posted on May, 12 2010 @ 01:57 PM
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Well maybe someone with the time and/or inclination who is knowledgable about Proportional Representation may be able to collate the data and tell is if under PR they would have been entitled to any seats.

I know this isn't the best way of looking at it, but if we're being technical, some of the figures presented here aren't either. Anyway, say they got more votes. Say they got 649,000 votes. Thats 1000 votes per constituency. Just off the top of my head I don't believe that that would win any constituency.




posted on May, 14 2010 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by Thepreye

The right wing parties usually get between 36 and 45% of the vote,

Although in England (where most of U.K's wealth is acturally generated) the majority of people have almost never failed to vote for either Conservative or Ukip, and when the LibDems do win seats, they tend to be more Liberal than "Democrat".

So long as the Left-wing parts of the U.K have a habit of leaching English wealth, I think it's in the national good, that U.K politics is dominated by the will of English electorate. Otherwise the Celtic-Waelsh socialism would be in danger of reducing the private wealth, that feeds the State's mighty mouth. (As if to illustrate) imagine if these parts of the country had determined the last election? It would be Labour for every post W2 year, and that would be hardly good for the British economy (as the exiting of the last Labour government, illustrated with the markets)>


Ending the oil wars with no new attack on Iran, restoring civil liberties, improving the welfare state, re funding the NHS, no ID cards, re nationalising the various privatised utilities and rail all sound pretty left wing and popular policies,

These are quite left leaning polycies, and the demand for (at least most of them) is quite "democratic" (i.e. "popularist").

But it doesn't make the BNP as (a whole) a left wing party.
What you might remeber, is that the BNP gains nearly all its high, approval ratings, in (traditionally) Labour voting, areas.
This is (probably) because these areas tend to have more unemployment, and therefore more problems-concerns with immigration as a direct result. However if-when the BNP starts to make gains in the Tory areas; then I think the party would move (even more) towards its ideological positions (as opposed demographic) ones.

Even now I believe they would be more "right wing" than the Lib-Tories when it came to net, tax, collecting.

[edit on 090705 by Liberal1984]



 
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