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# Sadly I am old enough to remember living and voting in the 70's
Believe me, things are a lot better than back then, even with the current motley crowd of MPs. I remember 3 day weeks, unburied bodies in the streets, power cuts, the SPG beating the crap out protesters and the IRA trying to blow us up when I was at uni. Shit happens today, but to a lot less people.

Johnson is a ruthless political operator, but he ain't as bad as some I've lived through. If we want something different, then they have to be more than tribal, they have to take everyone along for the ride.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2019, 16:19, archived)
# I have a feeling a few of those old hits might make a comeback.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2019, 17:01, archived)
# No, they won't.
What really bothers me is the inability for people to accept democracy. If the other team gets more votes they get to call the shots. If your team didn't, it's because your ideas weren't as popular, so it's time to rethink. What seems to happen now is voters get immediately called racist or thick, when the reality is that the losing team's policies were a bit shit and the collective wisdom of voters spotted that. They may not be as educated, but they are not thick.
(, Fri 13 Dec 2019, 22:49, archived)
# But...
The problem is that the people didn't vote for this. As has been much repeated since the election only 43% of the people voted Tory, yet they get 56% of the seats. Add in the Brexit Party and it's still only 46% of the population voted for definite pro-leave parties.

It's been like this for years and is an inherent failing in the FPTP system, the difference now is that the repercussions will be on a whole different level. There comes a point where you have to say FTPT is flawed and undemocratic and accept that it does not make for an election process that is friendly and calm.

(, Wed 18 Dec 2019, 9:14, archived)