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Friday, May 06, 2005

Ringing Endorsement

I see that the Brits had an election yesterday. With most of the results in it looks like (roughly) 36 out of 100 voters voted for Tony Blair's incumbent Labour party, 33 voters out of 100 voted for the Conservatives, 22 out of 100 voted for the Liberal Democrats and 9 out of 100 voted for other parties / independents.

Naturally the logical outcome of such a vote is a Labour majority government (56% of the seats so far) with 64 voters out of 100 left completely powerless. Gotta love that First Past the Post electoral system.

Update: I forgot to mention that Greg at Sinister Thoughts was way ahead of me on this one.

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  • "completely powerless".... wrong.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:37 AM  

  • It has sort of worked out fairly, in that Labour is ideologically the center between Lib Dems and Tories. Now if Tories or Lib Dems had won it be more unfair.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:29 PM  

  • anon1: OK fine, maybe 95% powerless - but that's my final offer.

    anon2: True, but it's still messed up.

    By Blogger Declan, at 3:39 PM  

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