Conor McGarrigle on Thu, 24 Feb 2000 07:25:39 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> binary political landscape

>This seems to be an illustration of the way "first-past-the-post
>2-partyism" can pollute the mind. Fact is: Britain is a 3 party system
>(with a few also-rans). The reality of 1st-past-the-postism is that
>the British Liberals/Social democrats consistently receive around
>20% of the popular vote but are lucky to get more that a few seats

Britian is a three party system but  effectively operates as a two party
system with everyone who votes for the liberal democrats being
disenfranchised in general elections. It's a classic example of how unfair
first past the post can be.

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