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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:48 pm

simon wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Nuts! That didn't work on my phone.
I think its best to use yer fingers...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by simon » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:50 pm

Dictaphone?

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:56 pm

simon wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Dictaphone?

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:19 pm

The joys of Excel. Looking at the results below, the votes required per seat under the first-past-the-post system are insane and deeply favour the main parties. Note that under PR, the SNP would lose 23 seats, the Lib Dems would gain 64 and the Tories wouldn't have an overall majority...

...and the SNP would learn the truth about how over-represented they are currently at Westminster :)
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by simon » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:41 pm

I wondered if anyone would make the link :-).

FPTP seems archaic and unrepresentative. But PR means that there would probably never be a majority, so we'd be imersed in the world of coalitions, deals and brinkmanship. A bit like what we've just had. I guess we'd get used to it, and other countries seem to manage okay, but it does seem to have its own challenges.

Not sure what the answer is really.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:14 pm

simon wrote:
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Dictaphone?
VG. ISWYDT.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by shane » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:53 pm

Can analysis be worthwhile?

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:57 pm

shane wrote:
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Can analysis be worthwhile?
Nope. It's pointless. At least for the foreseeable future... I just felt the need to whip the BBC table into Excel and play...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Nick » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:07 pm

IMHO, PR would lead to the need for consensus to get stuff done instead of the adversarial approach that we have at the moment. It was interesting to see how PR worked for the EU elections, but it needs fewer voting regions (seats) than we currently have.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:42 pm

This is a good sign :
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/jo ... ocid=ientp
Also that Keir Starmer is currently the bookies favourite to take over the leadership.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by shane » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:08 pm

jack wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:57 pm
shane wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Can analysis be worthwhile?
Nope. It's pointless. At least for the foreseeable future... I just felt the need to whip the BBC table into Excel and play...
Sorry Nick, couldn’t resist the juxtaposition of your post and Simon’s!

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:13 pm

PR yes. But Boris is going to do that isn't he.

The party that introduces PR will never be the govt, surely, so.... this party will never be the govt.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 pm

Got home from the bowls club Christmas dinner, and I'm completely stuffed. Shan't be going to bye-byes for a while.

I received a cup for winning the drawn pairs, second time it's had my name on it. :D :D
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:02 am

I've purchased a Musical Fidelity B1 amp, it's a bit bashed about with one end cheek missing, and might even work.

It's been delivered but not unpacked yet, hopefully tomorrow.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:06 am

pre65 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 pm
Got home from the bowls club Christmas dinner, and I'm completely stuffed. Shan't be going to bye-byes for a while.
Pondering ... Image

I received a cup for winning the drawn pairs, second time it's had my name on it. :D :D
I keep wanting to make that look like pairs of drawers
 
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