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I have long advocated that something like this was inevitable.

Which is why the Labour party should have been making the running on some form of PR long ago. There is only an inbuilt tory advantagae under First past the post.

Trouble is that politicians can't see beyond the next electoral cycle, no strategy whatoever.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 12th, 2006 at 07:53:34 AM EST
The problem with this is that there are still many people in the labour party who cannot forgive the libdem's for abandoning the party and the country to Thatcher during the 80's

The time to push through these changes to the voting system were during the first election, but unfortunately Labour won it too well, and had no incentive to do anything about the voting system.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 13th, 2006 at 03:26:53 AM EST
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"Labour and PR in the same sentence! Haha! So, what happened when you woke up?"

Seriously, though, I agree with what you say. Although I haven't studies FPTP closely, it seems New "Labour" only started winning when they became Tory Light. (Again, nothing that's news to anyone. Just padding my post a bit.)

by Number 6 on Tue Jun 13th, 2006 at 12:34:04 PM EST
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