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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?
Posted by: David McLoughlin
Date/Time: 01/06/15 15:04:00

I think the Austrian's public image was that he was a vegetarian and teetotaller. Several historians say he actually ate meat a lot of the time. They also say that he drank beer and diluted wine. I guess the 'Blood and Soil' propaganda could be construed as environmentalist but it is stretching a point.

More to the point he never won a PR election even in March 1933 when he and his gang of thugs held the levers of power. His party scored 17 million votes and his Nationalist allies scored three million votes. That is out of 45 million votes. 17 million votes represents 37.7% of the electorate. A bit over the 37% that got the Tories a FPP majority.

So two myths killed: the Austrian wasn't a vegetarian teetotaller and it wasn't PR that let his party achieve power.

I'm in favour of PR. I think the Single Transferable Vote in multi-member constituencies is favourite. It retains the MP's link with the locality and is reasonably proportional.


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How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 10:02:00 George Turner
   Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 10:05:00 Will Watson
   Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 10:17:00 Denis Fox
      Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 10:50:00 Anne England
   Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 11:04:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 12:07:00 Sam Hearn
         Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 12:17:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 12:30:00 Sam Hearn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 15:04:00 David McLoughlin
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 15:39:00 Richard Jennings
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 16:22:00 Sam Hearn
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 17:55:00 David Fox
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 22:07:00 Richard Jennings
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 23:33:00 Phil Andrews
         Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 22:48:00 Denis Fox
   Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 17:06:00 Mark Perry
      Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 17:47:00 Alastair Banton
      Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?01/06/15 17:52:00 Sam Hearn
         Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 08:39:00 George Turner
            Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 10:17:00 Alastair Banton
         Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 11:35:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 12:46:00 Phil Andrews
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 12:56:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 13:08:00 Phil Andrews
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 13:35:00 Alastair Banton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 16:32:00 Jonathan Bingham
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:How can we finally ditch FPTP voting system - who would do it?02/06/15 16:10:00 Richard Greenhough

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