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    Almost 2/3rds of the UK did not want the conservatives to be in government - and they are.

    Thoughts on this?

    This isn't a random figure, i go by the total votes, which put tories at around 36% of the vote. Infact, only 6% more than labour who had 30%. So much for democracy even though i can't think of a better system as yet to supply a majority government.
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    We got the man we wanted, the man we needed = David Cameron.

    Cut the benefits right away!
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    We got the man we wanted, the man we needed = David Cameron.

    Cut the benefits right away!
    Do you think we should raise tuition fee's and cut welfare ? Is Rupert Murdoch the hero of the tory party, or is he simply the one who entices and we are the sheep for believing him?
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    (Original post by Tawheed)
    Do you think we should raise tuition fee's and cut welfare ? Is Rupert Murdoch the hero of the tory party?
    of course! thats why most of the electorate who got off their bums and voted wanted the same?

    it's called democracy this is not the arab spring or socialism. We know what's right for the country.
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    What I don't understand is how UKIP came third but only got one seat. wat wat wat
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    What I don't understand is how UKIP came third but only got one seat. wat wat wat
    Because the UK uses the FPTP system, not the PR sytem.
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    (Original post by Maid Marian)
    What I don't understand is how UKIP came third but only got one seat. wat wat wat
    UKIP are an insurgent party spread pretty evenly throughout the UK (minus Scotland and London). In order to gain seats one must have concentrated support.
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    In which election has more than 50% of the electorate supported the winning party?
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    (Original post by Raymat)
    Because the UK uses the FPTP system, not the PR sytem.
    I don't understand how that works

    (Original post by felamaslen)
    UKIP are an insurgent party spread pretty evenly throughout the UK (minus Scotland and London). In order to gain seats one must have concentrated support.
    I see :/
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    (Original post by Tawheed)
    Almost 2/3rds of the UK did not want the conservatives to be in government - and they are.

    Thoughts on this?

    This isn't a random figure, i go by the total votes, which put tories at around 36% of the vote. Infact, only 6% more than labour who had 30%. So much for democracy even though i can't think of a better system as yet to supply a majority government.
    even with PR it would be 36% (tory) + 13% (ukip) + other minor right wing parties (DUP) would give majority
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    Stop your whining, it isn't at all possible to make this claim since we don't vote for the PM ergo we don't know how many people wanted him as PM. The closest you can do is look at his approval ratings and even that isn't a great metric for it.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Stop your whining, it isn't at all possible to make this claim since we don't vote for the PM ergo we don't know how many people wanted him as PM. The closest you can do is look at his approval ratings and even that isn't a great metric for it.
    64% did not vote for him or his party, so i think it's a pretty accurate account.
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    I didn't hear all the complaints before the election.

    That's the result, deal with it.
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    (Original post by Tawheed)
    64% did not vote for him or his party, so i think it's a pretty accurate account.
    But it isn't. Just because I voted Conservative doesn't mean I wanted Cameron as PM, similarly, somebody who voted UKIP or even Labour might have wanted Cameron as PM. I voted for my representative in Parliament, strictly, and that is all.
    You also are nicely going down that wonderful "I want something to moan about" road of people can only ever want one party to win. Yes, they can only vote for one candidate, but that is not the same as only wishing one party to do well, or only one party to win certain seats.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Stop your whining, it isn't at all possible to make this claim since we don't vote for the PM ergo we don't know how many people wanted him as PM. The closest you can do is look at his approval ratings and even that isn't a great metric for it.
    Maybe we should call them left- whingers, they'll just have to cope for the five years, or more if they are really lucky.
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    Labour won a majority in 2005 with 35.2% of the vote. Didn't hear any left wing hypocrites crying about how un-democratic it was then.
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    Are you genuinely just realising this is how the electoral system works now?
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    (Original post by Tawheed)
    64% did not vote for him or his party, so i think it's a pretty accurate account.
    You obviously aren't aware of how the first past the post system works - but it's how the country has elected MPs for hundreds of years, so nothing is going to change soon. Suck it up - if you look at statistics over past years, you'll probably find the same pattern.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    But it isn't. Just because I voted Conservative doesn't mean I wanted Cameron as PM, similarly, somebody who voted UKIP or even Labour might have wanted Cameron as PM. I voted for my representative in Parliament, strictly, and that is all.
    You also are nicely going down that wonderful "I want something to moan about" road of people can only ever want one party to win. Yes, they can only vote for one candidate, but that is not the same as only wishing one party to do well, or only one party to win certain seats.
    Voting the conservatives mean you are okay with the idea of a tory government, i think that's a fair statement to make, and following on from that, by logic it is cameron as PM.
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    (Original post by Hal.E.Lujah)
    Are you genuinely just realising this is how the electoral system works now?
    I knew this from a while ago, it's just shocking when you count the numbers and reflect.
 
 
 
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