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House of Commons rejects all 8 alternative futures put to an indicative vote:

It doesn't look like the House of Commons taking control of the process brings us much closer to a resolution of the impasse...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 10:45:35 PM EST
It was a two stage process to rank choices. Further work  - including a preference vote, I think - on Monday.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Mar 28th, 2019 at 06:59:04 AM EST
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I think, though, that a ranked voting system involves asking each voter to rank the options. Asking them which ones they like or don't like is not the same as ranking.
by asdf on Fri Mar 29th, 2019 at 04:25:48 PM EST
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(Daily Mash) TV show Blue Peter has asked children to make a basic Brexit plan and send them in, with the best ones going to Parliament to be voted on.

Presenter Lindsey Russell demonstrated how to draw a Brexit deal with felt tips, or make one from washing-up liquid bottles, kitchen foil and double-sided sticky tape.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Mar 28th, 2019 at 02:23:09 PM EST
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Stuff like this is very useful if you do it before you negotiate. (You can do it behind closed doors, if you don't want the opposing party to know the results.)

Had they held this vote two years ago, it would have been clear that since there was no majority for any particular Brexit, and absolutely none without cross-party support, leaving an article 50 notification was foolish. Instead they could have had talks to figure out what Brexit - if any - could get support in parliament.

by fjallstrom on Thu Mar 28th, 2019 at 04:32:16 PM EST
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One of the things I took from Bob Altemeyer's The Authoritarians is Conservative's inability to construct a proper Theory of Mind:

Theory of mind is the ability to attribute mental states--beliefs, intents, desires, emotions, knowledge, etc.--to oneself, and to others, and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one's own.

The practical result is their "negotiating" (sic) tactic is to present a list of demands and and browbeat the other side until it agrees.  Which simply won't work if the other side is the more powerful.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Thu Mar 28th, 2019 at 04:55:53 PM EST
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