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    #41
    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    Why are people so set against a coalition? It can be made to work if the parties involved don't get all huffy like the DUP in NI.

    A bit of collaboration should be a good thing - finding a consensus between two ideologies ought to temper the worst/extreme aspects of both and deliver something more centrist.
    Some people don't like change.

    I like it as long as you can ensure that there is a minimum number of votes are needed to get a MP in.

    It means if someone wants to vote for the Brexit Party or the Socialist Workers party then a decent amount of people in the area need to also think the same way.

    Plus it is likely to improve voter turnout for the first few elections. (Though I live in a constituency with a good turn out anyway.)
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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      #42
      Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

      Some people don't like change.
      Slightly reductive. Many have strong reasons for preferring the system, it's not "wants improvement" Vs "doesn't want change".
      Originally posted by MaryPoppins
      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
      Originally posted by vetran
      Urine is quite nourishing

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        #43
        A bit of collaboration should be a good thing - finding a consensus between two ideologies ought to temper the worst/extreme aspects of both and deliver something more centrist.
        Or maybe they will never agree and the government will do bugger all.
        bloggoth

        If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
        John Wayne (My guru, not to be confused with my beloved prophet Jeremy Clarkson)

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          #44
          Originally posted by xoggoth View Post

          Or maybe they will never agree and the government will do bugger all.
          You say that like it would be bad thing.

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            #45
            Originally posted by d000hg View Post

            Johnson isn't a dictator and his government isn't far right. And if Corbyn is hard left, he never got anywhere near leading his party to form a government. FPTP kept the corbynites out of power; under PR that wouldn't be the case.
            The first thing that would happen under PR is that Labour and the Tories would split into at least two other parties each, centrist and more extreme. If we had PR it seems much more likely to me that we would end up with a centrist coalition of New Lab/Lib Dem/One Nation Tory which would be absolutely fine by me, and much closer to the will of the country than the current mob. The big issue at the moment IMO (for both Tory and Lab) is the way leaders are elected within the parties. Leaders and prospective leaders end up pandering to the membership of that party, which is a fairly small minority of the voters on either side and inevitably much more extreme in it's views.

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