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From Wikipedia, it looks like turkeys voting for Christmas is a long British tradition.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 07:17:35 PM EST
That's strange. The bibble tells me
Boris Johnson won his fourth bid to go to the polls by 438 to 20 after Jeremy Corbyn declared that Labour would support an election as a "once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country". The pre-Christmas vote will be the first December poll since 1923.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 07:37:23 PM EST
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Who in HELL born in 1902 is alive to vote in 2019?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 07:47:30 PM EST
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Do you know why I subtracted 21 (b. 1902) from 1923? I am well-versed in strings of non sequiturs STREWN by the presses in UK or US to this day.

wkiwtf, Representation of the People Act 1918

The Representation of the People Act 1918 was an Act of Parliament passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland. It is sometimes known as the Fourth Reform Act.[1] The Act extended the franchise in parliamentary elections, also known as the right to vote, to men aged 21 and over, whether or not they owned property, and to women aged 30 and over who resided in the constituency or occupied land or premises with a rateable value above £5, or whose husbands did.[2][3] At the same time, it extended the local government franchise to include women aged 21 and over on the same terms as men.[4]

1928, 1948, 1969, 1983, 1985, 1991, 2015, et seq.

I'm not even trying, but I hope y'all see a PATTERN in acts of Parliament (HoC, HoL) to devise any and all impediments to universal sufferage, or "democracy" in the UK. IF Brits don't know their "rights", how in hell do MEDIA personalities inform them about legal terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and exit from the EU "debated" by their representatives, much less "democracy"?

These people need practice, and they will not get it from watching MEDIA.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 30th, 2019 at 08:36:24 PM EST
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Yeah but if the purpose of democracy is to keep the proletariat from rioting, and the proletariat isn't rioting, then the amount of democracy is adequate.
by asdf on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 01:03:46 AM EST
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... and the UK is more democratic than France, by that metric.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Oct 31st, 2019 at 11:17:04 AM EST
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