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Elections in the UK, a turnaround?

 
 
fbaezer
 
Reply Wed 21 Apr, 2010 06:03 pm
This year's UK elections seem particularly interesting, at least from an outsider's point of view. I have several questions to make.

Are the Liberal-Democrats catching up because Nick Gregg is "cool", because he won the debate on issues or because part of the electorate is fed up with the bipartisan system, or yet another reason? Will their momentum last?

Why is it that, in the polls, the Lib-Dems are on the lead and still they are projected to win a minority of seats? Shouldn't a winner-takes-all electoral system favor the party with the majority of votes? Is there some tipe of gerrymandering in British electoral districts?
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Wed 21 Apr, 2010 10:29 pm
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I'm interested in some insight here too.

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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 04:42 am
RJB started a thread on the UK elections, too, a short while back.

I'm very interested in hearing more.

Disappointing that there appears to be so little interest here, I must say.
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 06:17 am
@msolga,
Be interesting if the Lib/dems became a real force.

John Cleese seems to like them, whatever that means.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 06:57 pm
I must say I am surprised at the lack of interest on the subject.
Diest TKO
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 07:09 pm
@fbaezer,
I think we just need to alert our A2K posters from England (sans spendi) that this thread exists.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 07:46 pm
@fbaezer,
Why? Only US politics seems to garner any interest here.

Or other politics if they happen to affect USians in a big way...even then hardly.

We have ongoing Oz politics threads here that a few non-Ozzians comment in every now and then....and nimh has managed to get a few European threads to gain a bit of interest...especially from the ultra-right here who think Europe is communist and come to bash the commies.

Diest TKO
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 07:53 pm
@dlowan,
Come on give us some credit.

Americans are not uninterested IMO, we just often focus on what we are offered. I'd like to hear thoughts from our British A2Kers. I'm not too comfortable in commenting on this thread, but I'd love to ask questions.

How do we get them in here?

"Tea is up!"
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2010 08:04 pm
Tea is up, ladies and gentlemen!
On the house!
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