Voting tactically is just a crude form of PR (the prefered candidate for Lib Dem voters would be eliminated in a PR syatem and votes would transfer to the next preference).
Scathing stuff from the New Statesman leader today:"But the essential judgement that must be made is on Mr Corbyn himself. His reluctance to apologise for the anti-Semitism in Labour and to take a stance on Brexit, the biggest issue facing the country, make him unfit to be prime minister."https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/election-2019/2019/12/leader-britain-deserves-better
Less fit than the current turd who couldn't even apologise for his own obnoxious behaviour and outright lying??
Your assumption is that where non-Con/Lab parties don't currently show significant support, that is because they cannot command that support. In fact, we have no idea what sort of support the Lib Dems could command under a different voting system. All the previous polls have been FPTP, and tactical voting is hardly a new thing, so support for 3rd parties is already obscured.To use your example in IDS' constituency you might have thousands of people who wish to vote for the Lib Dems or some other party, but they are locked into a struggle to keep their least favourite party out, so always end up voting Con/Lab. You're looking at that data and assuming that the Lib Dems are not well supported there - in fact, the Lib Dems may be able to command enough votes there to make it a three way tie, but we can't know this while those voters are forced to fall in with their least worst option.
Who? I only noticed BJ.
Quote from: petejh on December 06, 2019, 09:31:24 pmWho? I only noticed BJ.Exactly - walked all over him...
Just started reading this, seems sensible: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/07/frankie-boyle-election-countdown-praying-prorogue-next-parliament
Its worth looking at the headlines daily right now to see the gulf in reportinghttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-50702254The Fail is on top mad form reporting the idiotic Simon Wiesenthal Centre's label of Corbyn's Labour as the biggest world threat to jews... almost as if Israel is not surrounded by states that would love to destroy it and facing arab terrorism within. Also interesting to see the red tops addiction to celebrity culture... Election, what election?
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