Tuesday, 10 March 2009

I Am Scared...

By this:

Unlock Democracy welcomes Compass call for Electoral Reform

Commenting on the publication of Compass's "No turning back: a manifesto for change," Director of Unlock Democracy Peter Facey said:

"We warmly welcome Compass's call for electoral reform and view it highly significant that a respected and central part of the wider Labour Movement has come out in favour of this crucial reform.

"Far too many people within Labour still cling to the notion that politics must be tribalist and limited to two parties. This flies in the face of all the evidence which shows were are moving towards a multi-party system. Both Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party are now in government, while the Liberal Democrats now have more MPs than at any time since the 1930s.

"The existing electoral system has failed to stop this fundamental shift but it does now threaten to make our political system increasingly unstable, unrepresentative and unresponsive. It needs to be put out of its misery and replaced with something fit for the 21st century.

"Compass should be congratulated for forcing this issue up the political agenda."

The full manifesto can be found here: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/news/item.asp?n=4043

A multiparty system? How very 'democratic' of them. Means that you won't have the option of finding a party you can agree with; you'll have to agree with everyone and compromise incessantly and, in the end, be crushed entirely by herds of Averages because, after all, the 'greatest number' is the only number that counts.
In '70s America, the Communist party didn't bother fielding candidates because both parties had included all their principles in their agendas. Looks as though we're heading towards the same unitrack collectivist nightmare.

5 comments:

  1. I've got an idea...let's have a Dictatorship....oh, we already have one!

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  2. "The existing electoral system has failed to stop this fundamental shift but it does now threaten to make our political system increasingly unstable, unrepresentative and unresponsive"

    This is typical Socialist speak for if you are not one of us, for us you don't exist. Exactly how Brown governs. Very scary people.

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  3. Much like the article I posted below this one: parents being threatened with prosecution because they don't agree with statist education methods (believe what we want you to believe or else).

    I'm becoming more convinced every day that the fundamental difference between left and right political perspectives can be brought down to a very simple distinction: the former believe people are essentially bad and need regulation, the latter that they are essentially good and should be left alone.

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  4. Left and Right? There's no such thing. It's all different flavours of the same crap. We're ruled by a secret cabal anyhow and Mandelson is their point man.

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  5. It could mean proportional representation, which does incidently work quite successfully in many countries including Spain.

    The danger with the UK system at this present moment in time is that the policies between Labour and the Conservatives are very similar.

    To be honest, I don't trust either very much. I like to think that Cameron would get rid of sleaze but lets be realistic, we may just end up with another 10 years of the old same shit.

    10 March 2009 22:14

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