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That's the magic of FPTP and Winner Takes All.

Voters literally do not understand PR in the UK. There is no public concept of power-sharing or consensus negotiation.

It's all about winners and losers - which is why we have the (now majority) Remain voters being ignored, while Leavers bang on about how they won a referendum and Westminster has to do everything they want.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 04:07:10 PM EST
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The French never seem to get it either. The EU election is being frantically pitched by Macron and Le Pen as a knockout contest between the two of them; when it is in fact a mutually-beneficial tango.

This has been amazingly effective in demobilizing left-wing voters (or at least, those who had any motivation left after Hollande's abysmal presidency)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu May 23rd, 2019 at 12:04:35 PM EST
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