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    (Original post by GnomeMage)
    Is absolutely not flawed. The system designed is to keep nazi right wing party like UKIP out of power. If a majority vote gives parties power, people would just bow down to populism and it will end up as tyranny of the majority. Because parties do not need to design a policy that fits everyone or at least try design a policy that can be accepted partially by everyone, they just focus on one area that has high population. Which will be dangerous because ignoring other areas will cause them to want to secede from the country, which is precisely what UKIP did and how they ended up.
    Disagree with pretty much all of this.

    I don't like UKIP, but to call them a nazi party is just ridiculous. Get a sense of perspective, please.

    If you actively oppose a fairer voting system because it may benefit a party you disagree with, then you clearly have no respect at all for democracy.

    Genuine fascists do not benefit much from PR. Look at my earlier post about the BNP in the European elections, to save me from repeating myself.

    As for parties not needing to design policy which fits everyone, look at our current voting system. Because of FPTP, our election is basically decided by a small proportion of the electorate - the swing voters in key marginal seats. A PR system would be far better at forcing politicians to take everyone into account, because it eliminates tactical voting and gives smaller parties a fair share of seats, therefore putting pressure on the bigger parties.
 
 
 

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