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    While most of the focus of the press will be on the bloodbath that the Lib Dems are suffering in the council elections, the eye-opener is the results from Scottish elections where it seems like the Scottish National Party is going to win the most seats and perhaps even a majority. Their leader has said that he favours a referendum for pulling Scotland out from the UK.
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    It was interesting how the Scottish nationalists did well but the Welsh nationalists epic failed.

    The referendum on the alternative vote looked like it failed as well, ironically the reason Scotland has a mixed-member proportional voting system is to stop the Scottish Nationalists for winning a majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcarius View Post
    It was interesting how the Scottish nationalists did well but the Welsh nationalists epic failed.

    The referendum on the alternative vote looked like it failed as well, ironically the reason Scotland has a mixed-member proportional voting system is to stop the Scottish Nationalists for winning a majority.
    Proportional Representation exists in all the assemblies, AV isnt like PR though, its part of the reason I voted against AV.

    AV and PR in theory stops extremes from dominating and mandates a moderation and centrist politics but I kind of have a problem with that given that this moderation will be rooted in the present consensus, ie a neo-liberal one and moderation will mean avoiding policies which do not conform to neo-liberal demands, it would have been very different if it were introduced at the time of the post war settlement when the consensus was the opposite and remained that way until Thatcher-Reagan in their respective spheres of influence.

    The fact that the nationalists received such a resounding victory when structurally it is meant to be impossible says something, even if the referendum on independence were not to favour seperatism the reality is that people are wise to the Tories governing exclusively in the interests of the city, the small and growing smaller constituency of bankers.

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