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Who will you vote for at the next election?

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Solidus, 24 Mar 2022.

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Who will you vote for at the next election?

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  1. MLyons

    MLyons 70% Dev, 30% Doge. DevDoge Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Full time job nowadays
     
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  2. Byron C

    Byron C Necromancers are just healers with bad timing

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    ****ing English media. One line - one ****ing line - right at the end of the article with absolutely zero further explanation:

    "The plans also advocated expanding devolution - the decentralisation of power and decision-making from central government to nations and regions."

    No ****ing wonder there's so much political apathy in Wales, when it comes to the media we're a ****ing footnote at best.

    As to the House of Lords....

    Generally I'm fine with the House of Lords. What I'm not fine with is hereditary peerage, peerages for bishops, and prime ministers being able to stuff the Lords full of their own chosen lackeys.
     
  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Multimodder

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    Guess I'll say that moving to an all elected upper house is an inherently bad idea.

    Proponents of it assume it will be filled with 'their' people. Based on the last election we would have had a Commons and a Lords with a two thirds majority for the Conservatives, which would have been even worse than the situation is now, hard as that is to imagine. Imagine every Brexit bill going through The Lords without opposition first time.

    If it ran on proportional representation then I could see it working, but it won't, because the incumbent party never wants it until they're in the minority. Limits on the number of appointments per 5 years would be a better start. Or a 1 in 1 out system, if a party elevates a lord, they must also remove a lord that they themselves previously elevated.
     
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  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    'the Lords' - concept, fine... they do their job of telling the govt 'this is bollocks, try again' mostly well. them being appointed rather than elected doesn't bother me as much it maybe should.

    the execution is the problem...

    how they're selected/appointed - problem
    the fact they're life appointments - problem
    the fact the unelected house is currently larger than the elected one - problem
    the fact there's reserved seats for members of the church - [imo] big-ass problem.
     
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  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    In today's Tories Gonna Tory, Teh Gruaniad has turned up evidence Mone got a £29 million bung from MedPro for pushing it to the front of the COVID VIP lane - which she previously strenuously denied, several times.
     
  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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  7. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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  8. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Nothing to see here usually means there's plenty to see here.

    The old COVID investigation is being pushed back again by the sounds of it. Plenty to see there too.
     

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