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Or one crazy party with a vicious fascist wing and an utterly insane fascist wing - much like the US, and most other Western 'democracies'.

I've seen serious mutterings in the UK about:

  1. The creation of an independent Youth Parliament, with no policy power but plenty of PR influence.

  2. The creation of independent 'Not the Usual Lot' candidates who have a loose national affiliation but are all locally based.

I don't think either would change voting patterns, but they might make a start on breaking the toxic lock-down of newsie PR herding and neofascist monetarist policy that passes for representative democracy here.

Then again, I quite like the idea of the coalition MPs losing their jobs to UKIP with a clear Labour majority - at least for one cycle.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Jan 13th, 2013 at 03:14:34 PM EST
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The creation of independent 'Not the Usual Lot' candidates who have a loose national affiliation but are all locally based.

sounds like the italian 5* movement.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jan 13th, 2013 at 08:26:09 PM EST
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