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Forum: General Discussion 07-08-2015, 15:46
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By doogie1970
'We were laughing all the way to the Leeds' (from...

'We were laughing all the way to the Leeds'
(from an 80s advert (www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8hr-dKwMsY) featuring Arthur Daley for the Leeds Permanent Building Society)

Here's another...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2015, 17:07
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By doogie1970
I read the thread title as "Beware of Mr...

I read the thread title as "Beware of Mr Maker".

I always thought he was a bit scary.
Forum: Politics 05-06-2015, 15:25
Replies: 59
Views: 1,724
Posted By doogie1970
What I find grating is when politicians justify...

What I find grating is when politicians justify cuts by saying there'd be "more for schools and hospitals" when in reality they mean more for public sector pensions and debt repayments.
Forum: Politics 05-06-2015, 12:53
Replies: 106
Views: 4,044
Posted By doogie1970
Funny how most of the people I know who are...

Funny how most of the people I know who are worried about losing the Human Rights Act happen to be lawyers! :D
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 23:44
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
Clearly it wasn't :)

Clearly it wasn't :)
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 23:28
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
I don't see what's so complicated about what I'm...

I don't see what's so complicated about what I'm suggesting. It's basically the same as the current system, except you use AV instead of FPTP to elect your local MP.
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 17:10
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
Yes it's a bit more complicated, but wouldn't we...

Yes it's a bit more complicated, but wouldn't we accept a little extra complexity in return for a fairer voting system?
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 17:02
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
I take your point about multiple voting, although...

I take your point about multiple voting, although I don't see this as insurmountable.

However, the lottery's been going for over 20 years and I don't think anyone's ever successfully hacked or...
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 16:02
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
Why don't we use National Lottery terminals for...

Why don't we use National Lottery terminals for electronic voting?

They're secure, trusted, and located pretty much everywhere. Also they could probably produce a result in minutes, even with...
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 15:39
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
The AV system I was thinking of is where you put...

The AV system I was thinking of is where you put a 1,2,3,4 etc next to your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc choice candidate. Multiple rounds of counting take place, with votes for 1st choice candidates...
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 15:11
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
Yes, but is what I described exactly what we were...

Yes, but is what I described exactly what we were voting on in 2011 (genuine question btw)?
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 15:03
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
Okay, you vote for your local MP using AV. That...

Okay, you vote for your local MP using AV. That ensures that your local MP wins with a genuine majority (and not just a plurality).

Then the national result is determined using FPTP just as it is...
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 14:42
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
No voting system is perfect, but if any party is...

No voting system is perfect, but if any party is to get disproportionate power I'd rather it was the one with the biggest mandate.

FPTP might not be the fairest system, but it has the advantage that...
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 10:01
Replies: 80
Views: 2,125
Posted By doogie1970
I don't like PR, because in practice you're...

I don't like PR, because in practice you're pretty much guaranteed to end up with an unaccountable coalition government. The party that comes first will never go into coalition with the party that...
Forum: Politics 03-06-2015, 09:44
Replies: 106
Views: 4,044
Posted By doogie1970
If we left the EU, then presumably we'd remain...

If we left the EU, then presumably we'd remain part of the European Economic Area (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Economic_Area), or at least retain bilateral free trade agreements with the EU...
Forum: General Discussion 29-05-2015, 15:48
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By doogie1970
FPTP is far from perfect (although as a mandate...

FPTP is far from perfect (although as a mandate it can easily be improved by incorporating AV to ensure the winner has some sort of majority support). However, at least it usually avoids the...
Forum: General Discussion 29-05-2015, 14:04
Replies: 30
Views: 901
Posted By doogie1970
This is why proportional representation is a bad...

This is why proportional representation is a bad idea. You end up with nutty minority parties holding the balance of power in coalition governments that nobody really voted for.
Forum: Britain's Got Talent 28-05-2015, 15:38
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By doogie1970
The reason joke acts get through is that despite...

The reason joke acts get through is that despite the title, it's not primarily a talent show, it's an entertainment show (as is X Factor, Idol and all the other shows in the genre).
Forum: Politics 28-05-2015, 11:53
Replies: 255
Views: 5,719
Posted By doogie1970
But it would be a shame to lose Jerusalem's world...

But it would be a shame to lose Jerusalem's world class museums and UNESCO heritage sites that have been beautifully preserved since biblical times.

If Israel ceased to exist, this could easily...
Forum: Politics 27-05-2015, 17:17
Replies: 255
Views: 5,719
Posted By doogie1970
You missed the bit where Hamas steals the charity...

You missed the bit where Hamas steals the charity money and spends it all on rockets and tunnels. :-D
Forum: Politics 27-05-2015, 15:43
Replies: 255
Views: 5,719
Posted By doogie1970
Last summer's war was a massive win for Hamas in...

Last summer's war was a massive win for Hamas in PR terms.

They're trying their luck again, to the obvious detriment of the people of Gaza, about whom Hamas could not give a single fcuk.
Forum: General Discussion 26-05-2015, 16:53
Replies: 49
Views: 1,682
Posted By doogie1970
You'd all love...

You'd all love this:
http://viz.co.uk/queue-gardens/
:-D
Forum: Music 22-05-2015, 12:02
Replies: 69
Views: 2,346
Posted By doogie1970
Jilted John - Jilted John (Gordon is a Moron)

Jilted John - Jilted John (Gordon is a Moron)
Forum: General Discussion 19-05-2015, 13:04
Replies: 253
Views: 11,104
Posted By doogie1970
London is great if you have money to spend and...

London is great if you have money to spend and can afford to live in one of the nicer areas (and there are plenty of those!)

Otherwise it's what you make of it really.

I've lived in London for most...
Forum: General Discussion 13-05-2015, 10:32
Replies: 45
Views: 1,503
Posted By doogie1970
Would he be accompanied by oiled up nearly naked...

Would he be accompanied by oiled up nearly naked models simulating sex acts with power tools, like in the video?
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