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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Social democrat. Left-leaning economically - high taxes on the rich in order to provide publicly funded services for those in society who have found themselves disadvantaged for whatever reason. Socially, left-leaning - I support the PR system, believe in equality of opportunity and dislike the class system.
    1) what do you mean "for whatever reason"? what if I blow all my money on gambling and drugs?
    2) I support the PR system too but I'm not left wing - how are you interpreting a voting system as left or right wing?
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    1) what do you mean "for whatever reason"? what if I blow all my money on gambling and drugs?
    2) I support the PR system too but I'm not left wing - how are you interpreting a voting system as left or right wing?
    If you blew all your money on gambling and drugs then the publicly funded NHS would be available to provide counselling and mental health services. If needed, the publicly funded police service would intervene. I'm not just talking about benefits here.

    Mistake. I don't really know why I put it under left wing. Oops.
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    If you blew all your money on gambling and drugs then the publicly funded NHS would be available to provide counselling and mental health services. If needed, the publicly funded police service would intervene. I'm not just talking about benefits here.

    Mistake. I don't really know why I put it under left wing. Oops.
    I mean what if I continuously made absolutely horrific and irresponsible economic decisions? who ought to finance me when I keep failing? why should the government?
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    Fiscal Conservative
    Slightly neo-con
    Liberal (apart from the times I'm not)
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    I'm pretty sure STV can be classified as a PR system? it's not the *most* proportional system but it generally creates proportional results, right?
    depends how it's implemented, it's a more fair PR system I'd say.
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    (Original post by TheNote)
    depends how it's implemented, it's a more fair PR system I'd say.
    STV sacrifices its proportionality for more constituencies - in order to have more locality, you need less MPs per constituency, and that requires higher quotas of representation, e.g. instead of 10% per MP, you'd get 20%, meaning that if you voted for a party and they got 10%, you wouldn't get your views represented - only your second preference (or third)
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    (Original post by TheReformer)
    I am a One Nation/Compassionate Conservative, Economically Neo-Liberal, Eurosceptic with some Monetarist leanings
    Since that's quite a mouthful, I've got a great abbreviation you can use:

    pretentious w*nker
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    STV sacrifices its proportionality for more constituencies - in order to have more locality, you need less MPs per constituency, and that requires higher quotas of representation, e.g. instead of 10% per MP, you'd get 20%, meaning that if you voted for a party and they got 10%, you wouldn't get your views represented - only your second preference (or third)
    Pretty much the same in PR, there will always be a cutoff, at least with STV your vote will still count beyond the cutoff instead of being entirely discounted, it gives everyones vote way more power, in my opinion.
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    (Original post by TheNote)
    Pretty much the same in PR, there will always be a cutoff, at least with STV your vote will still count beyond the cutoff instead of being entirely discounted, it gives everyones vote way more power, in my opinion.
    yeah but in STV there's a range of 3-5 seats per constituency - if you have 3 seats, there's no way that small parties will get representation - that's my point here - if you have a system where you can vote for a small party, then you get the full extent of choice and not a 3 party system (etc)
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    (Original post by kieran12321LFC)
    I identify as a Hetero-romantic, asexual, wolfkin, Autigender. PATRIARCHY AND SUCH

    (Back to the real world, I'm quite socially democratic with some influences from both socialism and capitalism)
    I identify myself as Paul


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    Social democrat, leaning towards being a conservative liberal.
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    (Original post by djh2208)
    Libertarian conservative. Neoliberal on economic policy. On social policy I am libertarian because whilst I personally have conservative values I also reject paternalism.
    wow lol

    thatcherite?
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    a homosexual fish, but sometimes a Unicorn.

    It depends on the day really. :proud:
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