Wednesday, 18 May 2011

If we absolutely must must have PR...

The Liberal Democrats stand for 2 things: Anything to anyone and PR. And as a price of Getting rid of that cunt Brown and his fucking useless cronies, we are to have the stupid, filthy foreign electoral system foisted on the UK for the Election of (eurgh) a "Senate" to replace the rather wonderful House of Lords under some ghastly form of PR.

STV is a form of PR, using multi-member constituencies and I understand this is the form of disgusting perversion over which most Lib-Dem and Electoral Reform Society obsessives frot themselves to orgasm whilst fantasising about the size of Britains "progressive majority".

If you are going to introduce filthy, perverted foreign voting systems, this needs to rub WITH rather than against peoples' history and identity. There are already divisions barely represented in Westminster. The Counties (these ones, not these). Northamptonshire, to choose one at random sends 7MPs to Westminster. Yorkshire, at the other extreme contains 60 constituencies (if I've counted correctly) and London, 73 though this should fall into Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent and Hertfordshire. After all, cities are getting mayors. There is no doubt that cities and Counties have strong identities. So let there be a range of sizes of multi-member constituencies with the number of MPs being sent reflecting the population of the given area.

When you ask people where they come from, you either get a Town, or especially oop North, a county. Let people's votes reflect that. To the tidy minds of the electoral-reform wankers however, this will be far too organic, and "unfair" to (both remaining) liberal democrat voters in small counties who will not get an MP of "their" party. If in an election, all must have prizes, it can't be much of a choice?

To be honest, I quite like an all-appointed & hereditary second chamber. It's served us well - certainly better than the commons, at least until the fucking Labour party half smashed it and stuffed it full of dishonest spivs. However if change we must have, at least let me vote in something I recognise, rather than call it "east of England" to fit treasonously with Euro-regions or some grey, drab beige-wearing, caravan-towing bureaucrat's idea of "fairness".

The purpose of democracy is to give voters an opportunity to chuck the rotters out. PR fails in this regard, however accurately it counts the various tribes. But it won't ever stop. The losers will keep demanding to change the system until they can find one under which they can win. Constitutional reform's for losers and no-one's interested. Don't let your apathy let the losers foist a system which reflects NOTHING about your identity.



3 comments:

Found A Voice said...

"The Liberal Democrats stand for 2 things: Anything to anyone and PR."

Priceless.

Cheers,
FAV

cabalamat said...

"we are to have the stupid, filthy foreign electoral system foisted on the UK for the Election of (eurgh) a "Senate" to replace the rather wonderful House of Lords under some ghastly form of PR"

STV (and PR in general) was invented by a Briton, Thomas Wright Hill. STV is mostly used in Britain and former British colonies -- Australia, Ireland, Malta, etc.

It is thereforee about as foreign as the English language.

Jackart said...

"foreign as the English language" you mean a mixture of French and German dialects with a bit of Latin and Greek thrown in for good measure?

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