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    Re: In bid to save party, Brown says he will quit

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    As they are the number 3 party, it isn't like they have a mandate to pursue such electoral reform as it is. And I think you are right, though you are in a better position than me, though from what I read in British papers online and what I hear on the BBC, you are absolutely right about the issues of import.

    It sounds great in theory, but reality bites sometimes... There are things that can be fixed, but Britain's election system has worked for a long time. I don't see any need to make wholesale changes to it.
    Yep and people ignore the biggest downside to PR. The minority parties are given a disappropriate amount of power and influence and the ability to hold a party ransom becomes more likely. Look at SNP/Welsh nationalists and what is going on now. They are demanding money in some cases for their vote.


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    Re: In bid to save party, Brown says he will quit

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Yep and people ignore the biggest downside to PR. The minority parties are given a disappropriate amount of power and influence and the ability to hold a party ransom becomes more likely. Look at SNP/Welsh nationalists and what is going on now. They are demanding money in some cases for their vote.
    And the problem with FPP is that 38% or so of the people who vote can have 100% of the power.
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    Re: In bid to save party, Brown says he will quit

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Perhaps people are happy they were able to catch a glimpse of the "real" Brown.
    Raise your hand if you've never been guilty of:
    1) Making negative comments about someone in thought
    2) Making negative comments about someone in confidence

    Hmmmmmm. No one has their hand up except Mr Perfect.

    PS. From the clip that I saw, the woamn wasn't exactly miss manners either. Fact is, my thoughts were on par with Mr Brown's.
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    Re: In bid to save party, Brown says he will quit

    Rule Britannia.

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    Re: In bid to save party, Brown says he will quit

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Raise your hand if you've never been guilty of:
    1) Making negative comments about someone in thought
    2) Making negative comments about someone in confidence
    It's not so much that he made negative comments, its what those negative comments were. Fortunately for Brown, he no longer need be bothered by the "bigoted women" he represents, or their "ridiculous" concerns.

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    Re: In bid to save party, Brown says he will quit

    What Brown while in power never realised is that ordinary people, those who have a say in any election, have their own opinions, which while they may be at odds with those held by Brown are none the less important.

    Politicians go out to canvas support from those they think will be more in tune with their policy's, it is anyone's right to question any Politician seeking office, for any Politician to belittle that person's right to ask questions is to deny them either common courtesy as well as denying them Democratic free speech.

    Brown committed the cardinal sin of spouting his beliefs while having his lapel microphone switched on.

    Tough, however whether his belittlement of this one lady cost him a term as an ELECTED PM I would not like to guess.

    I rather imagine he was Politically doomed anyway.

    What does surprise me is that other members of the Labour Government are not as supportive of the way that Brown thinks.

    This tends to give me hope for UK Politics.

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