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Post by Hairyloon on 19th April 2011, 2:16 am

Every other forum I'm on is having a debate about the Referendum on Electoral reform... Shall we, or is it all cut and dried already?
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 19th April 2011, 9:06 am

Given that no-one in the country is ever going to vote LibDem again ever, it seems rather a moot point what the voting system is, really.

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Post by Dandelion on 19th April 2011, 10:06 am

I became completely disillusioned with the Lib Dems when they completely mucked up education in Windsor - I know this is at a local govt level, but it was unsettling to see what happened when a local authority suddenly had a Lib Dem majority.They threw their weight around and closed a secondary school which was unique because it had a very high proportion of children with special needs being educated in mainstream. Our son was a pupil there, and very happy in a small school. He ended up having to hike over to a new school in Maidenhead every day, the change taking place mid way through his GCSEs. The LIb Dem council was voted out at the next election, having left a trail of destruction in their wake. Until this happened I had thought that they were a viable option. But there are other minority parties......

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Post by Lottie on 19th April 2011, 10:15 am

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Given that no-one in the country is ever going to vote LibDem again ever, it seems rather a moot point what the voting system is, really.

Wot he said... Laughing

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Post by Compostwoman on 19th April 2011, 11:19 am

AV might benefit the Green Party, though...

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Post by Dandelion on 19th April 2011, 11:24 am

Dandelion wrote: But there are other minority parties......

My thoughts entirely!!

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Post by Hairyloon on 19th April 2011, 11:57 am

Wilhelm Von Rhomboid wrote:Given that no-one in the country is ever going to vote LibDem again ever, it seems rather a moot point what the voting system is, really.
They sold their soul to get this Referendum. It might be nice to let them have a good result as their epitaph.

Another party will come to fill the gap.
That or it will boil over into revolution. We can't carry on with the two party system.
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Post by Adrian on 19th April 2011, 12:48 pm

I read last night that Call me Dave was concerned that AV would mean that third place parties/candidates may end up winning seats/power under AV - oh the blind irony...

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Post by Lottie on 19th April 2011, 3:39 pm

Laughing
I do feel scarily lethargic re voting now, I will, cos I think it's important and if I had my way it'd be made illegal not to, unless your leg has fallen off... having said that, it seems to me you don't get what or who you voted for anyway, just to add to the confusion... Rolling Eyes I wonder....... if I vote for the complete opposite of what I'd like, I may get something I wanted....hmmm.. there's a crap plan... Laughing Wink

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Post by Hairyloon on 20th April 2011, 3:41 pm

It seems to me that many people want a change, but AV is not the change that most would choose.
There is some disagreement which vote would be more likely to get the right change later on.

I may have mentioned that I've agreed with a mate that, as our votes will cancel, we will both not bother.
The concern there is that might be taken as apathy, and on this vote, I think that would be a bad thing.

So instead, we will both spoil our papers. Personally, I will write "None of The Above" on it.

And most probably, that will be that... unless a lot of other people do the same: that would send a message that we ain't happy.
There are quite a few people here in both camps.
Why don't you all buddy up and spoil your papers?

Wish I'd got the hang of Facebook and Twitter now. They would seem to be the places to publicise this idea. :?
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