Britain in the EU

The definitive text on brexit

December 28, 2018 wordenvie 0

I want to write the definitive text on Brexit that would convince the other half of the electorate why we should be in the EU. The one great banger that would resolve everything, convince everyone, reverse this awful decision and take us back to the productive era before Brexit, before we were spending our time and energy talking about it.

centrist politics

A call for centrist democratic politics

December 28, 2018 wordenvie 0

I don’t like the names of the current political parties in the UK: Liberals: don’t like the name, it implies that they are liberal, anything goes. It allows the right to claim the moral high ground on law and order, although the rule of law is an essential component of democracy and order an essential ingredient of civilised society.

proportional representation

Proportional representation

December 28, 2018 wordenvie 0

Proportional Representation (PR) is more democratic than the first-past-the-post system. Let’s say three candidates are standing in your area, Liberal, Conservative and Labour. Only one candidate can win. However, if 30% of the population vote for the Liberal candidate, that 30% will be effectively unrepresented.