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The very nature of the options you list, along with the multitude that have been discussed here over the last few years, constitutes proof that the UK government is fundamentally broken. I don't expect anyone to do anything about it, but I don't expect anything good to come from the existing institution either.
It seems to me that the fptp system encourages brinkmanship and intolerance, not to mention dictatorship by the few. Isn't that the essence of bolshevism?
We shouldn't have to guess how a purportedly transparent democratic institution should work. And we sure as shit shouldn't have to guess or care what the freaking queen will do.
by Andhakari on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 02:43:04 PM EST
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Yes, its fundamentally broken, and their archaic voting system and the confrontation and unaccountability it promotes is a huge part of that problem.

But then, that's the difference between NZ's westminster system and the UK's: we're democratic: we use MMP. And that has completely changed our political and constitutional thinking.

by IdiotSavant on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 07:43:09 PM EST
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Yes the mixed member proportional system is a good compromise between the party list system and the FPTP system encouraging proportionality in representation, some tactical voting, and cooperation between parties  while not entirely losing the identification between Constituencies and their MPs.

A diary on how it has changed New Zealand's political culture since its introduction would be much appreciated!

Index of Frank's Diaries

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 07:57:17 PM EST
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