kevinchess1 wrote:I can assure you i am in favour of 'True democracy' I'm just not convinced that PR is the best way forward you don't end up with the best candidate just the 'Least disliked'
Anyway we had a vote on this and a 'Larger percentage' agreed
I suspect whatever way you do it you will get debate
Millions of people don't even vote i think we need to address that issue first
It all depends on which sort of PR you chose of course. But I agree that we need to get the millions who do not vote more involved. I live in a constituency which swings between the Conservatives and Labour. Our local paper's letter area usually has letters on two and sometimes three subjects:
Cycling and cyclists: because one person insists on writing weekly on the benefits of cycling and how most people should do it. Then you get someone arguing against his letter so a reply is needed.
A third crossing: this pops up every so often and the recent decision to have a cycle/pedestrian only bridge, costing a mere £5,000,000 and a local businessman's idea of a barrage has meant a lot of letters recently.
Politics: This covers so many areas of interest to the local population but is usually from Labour/Conservative/UKIP saying as to why their party has the right idea and slagging off the other parties. UKIP members who write to the paper put excellent arguments forward to support something (you do not have to agree to see that the argument us well put) and then they ruin the letter by attacking the other parties. I am talking about letters that could be written by someone with no real interest in politics and then comes the political rant. Is there a better way to turn everyone off voting than letters like this? I despair when nothing can be discussed without those who support one party or the other writing derogatory stuff about the other parties. If they have disagreements then surely putting their points of view is sufficient unless they are replying to a letter from a stated member of another party?
Keep smiling because the light at the end of someone's tunnel may be you, Ron Cheneler