Comments: Colourful difficulties

Absolutely spot on BW. I voted for an independent councillor today in our local ward. He's been an independent for many years and he focuses on local issues and states his dislike of party politics, toeing party lines and blind allegiance to central diktats. Hopefully we will see a few more independents come through but PR voting is sorely needed.

Posted by delcatto on 3 May, 2018 at 1:42 PM

We don't have an election here either. I vote for the person at local elections, so that would be okay if we did. I don't know what the hell I'd do if there were a general election called, though. What on earth happened to competence and having a sense of responsibility? And intelligence, come to that.

Posted by Z on 3 May, 2018 at 9:04 PM

Proportional Representation is not the complete answer. Here, in Australia, we have proportional representation and we still have the blind red/blue/green slave voting.

Posted by Peter Watmore on 4 May, 2018 at 8:54 AM

I'm certainly with you on PR, BW. And referendums are completely useless. In the most recent example, a narrow majority voted to leave the EU. However now we're being told the country voted to curb immigration and/or leave the customs union and/or ignore the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights and/or etc. etc. There was only one question on the ballot paper!

Posted by Tim W on 9 May, 2018 at 10:16 AM