Feb 9, 2020 -- 5:18PM, peckerdunne wrote:
impossible123 09 Feb 20 22:31 Joined: 07 Sep 15 | Topic/replies: 14,385 | Blogger: impossible123's blogTo remain an opposition leader with little hope of being PM for a long while is not be his cup of tea after gaining and tasting the importance of a politician in highest office because of Brexit; many doctors have been known to give up a career in medicine for politics, and still doing so esp in British politics. And, I do not get why a gay politician of Indian origin could not be accepted in The EU.
Feb 10, 2020 -- 1:45AM, sageform wrote:
"Others" seem to have more votes than any of the three "main" parties so what a shambles. Nobody is willing to form a coalition so Ireland will have to rejoin the UK to have any Government at all Never mind, the EU will install an interim administration with Juncker coming out of retirement to run it. He is used to running very small countries like Luxembourg.
Feb 10, 2020 -- 8:20AM, themover wrote:
any chance Ireland could pay back the 3.6 billion owed from the bail-out....might need to build a wall. Cheers
Feb 10, 2020 -- 9:29PM, Wallflower wrote:
As an aside - their electoral system is a blast, very exciting - won eight quid. Convoluted, but very fair.(dont want it Scotland though, first past the post suits us just fine right now) After independence we'll do PR - but we should do it it like Ireland, their thing is "single transferable vote" PR. Very very smart system indeed.
Definitely a far superior system than the outdated worthless system for Westminster.
Feb 11, 2020 -- 6:14AM, Kelly wrote:
PR encourages coalitions , which does not appeal to those with more extreme views . Means there is always compromise in political dealings , some people don't like compromise as it implies they have not always got their way .Some countries have evolved politically to work coalition well , UK not ready for it yet , too many people still wedded to the "we have won" principle paramount in Westminster thinking , reminiscent of feudal times .Not up to date with "economic " figures , hearing this morning that UK PLC has gone backwards again this last quarter . Just where is the money for HS2 , improved bus services , NHS boosts , Irish Sea bridges , Flybe subsidy , etc etc coming from ? National Debt ?
Forty new hospitals?