Voting systems that protect geographical minorities are stupidWatch
If it's to protect the interests of the minority then we should give more voting power to other minorities too.
- trump is illegitimate because he lost the popular vote
The only exceptions to this Orkney and Shetland Isles and the Isle of Wight I believe (for obvious reasons.)
The whole reason for the upcoming sixth boundary review is to equalise them even more.
The current ones are from 2005 and obviously populations have shifted and migrated since then, hence why they are being updated for the next election.
I assume your general point is in relation to the American system however, the purpose of that is not actually to protect geographical minorities but actually to give all the states an equal say due to their federalised style of government where the central government actually does very little with the state legislatures and governors having an overwhelming amount of power (more so than the UK's devolved assemblies in Wales, Scotland and NI.)
I appreciate such a concept being difficult to understand for a non American (considering we live in an effectively unitary system in the U.K. as opposed to a full on federal one.)
There is also the fact that the state legislators and governors can actually block the federal government. For example if Clinton did win it's arguable that she'd be ineffective considering the republicans control so many of the state legislatures.
So your advocating that sparsely populated regions shouldn't have a proportional vote? That's discriminating against a persons right to vote, we're not Belarus just yet.
Also thanks for your support of the Scottish tories from another thread. Ruth Davey for FM!!!
I find the interesting thing about this sort of politics is that everyone hates minorities until they end up in one, at which point their rights are being ignored. So you get comfortable Middle Englanders baying for the blood of immigrants until someone tries to build something next door. All of a sudden they are up in arms at the injustice of it all. It is rather pathetic imo.