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Thread #160019   Message #3796577
Posted By: Steve Shaw
19-Jun-16 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Michael's hailing of our amazing parliamentary system needs to be set against the backdrop that the Tories obtained just over one third (37%) of votes cast, and under one quarter of eligible voters put their cross next to a Tory candidate. The vast majority did not get what they voted for. Just think how them there Tories go to town on trade unions when strike ballots attract a similar level of votes in favour versus eligibility to vote. The whole point of proportional representation is to try to do away with this, er, lack of democracy. In addition, I note that he freely indulges in the logical fallacy post hoc ergo propter hoc In trying to persuade us that proportional representation leads to weak government. Perhaps he'd care to explain the continuing success of Germany then.