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Message 1666310 - Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 9:59:46 UTC

Have Britain any fun politicians this year?
I saw on TV some months ago Farage and Russel Brand debating.
They talked if Britain was overcrowed and if they must stop immigration:)

On Sunday it's election in Finland.
They talk a lot of their "problem" with immigration.
Usually its about perhaps 10 per year that want to stay in Finland.
Why? Their language is VERY difficult.

Mitä maksaa olut?
Seitsemän euroa ja viisikymmentä senttiä :)
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Message 1666441 - Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 19:01:27 UTC

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Message 1666472 - Posted: 17 Apr 2015, 19:52:03 UTC

After a hard-fought 90 minutes with the three leaders to the left of him and Nigel Farage on the right, all Mr Miliband wanted was a hug.
But all he got was a cold handshake from Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader who is the the Labour leader's biggest obstacle to entering Number 10.
Sob, sob, sob. Poor Nigel
Well, he asked for it. More space in Britain:)
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Message 1666780 - Posted: 18 Apr 2015, 11:12:12 UTC
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I thought every country used this method...
The Sainte-Laguë method is a highest quotient method for allocating seats in party-list proportional representation used in many voting systems.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Lagu%C3%AB_method#Modified_Sainte-Lagu.C3.AB_method

The Sainte-Laguë method is used in Iraq, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Kosovo, and Germany (on federal level for the Bundestag, on state level for the legislatures of Baden-Württemberg, Hamburg, Bremen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Rhineland-Palatinate.
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Message 1667188 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 12:50:01 UTC

Maybe UK should do like in sports.
Tie Break, Penalties or Sudden Death:)
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Message 1667213 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 14:52:09 UTC - in response to Message 1667209.  
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No, we are rather more cerebral than the average footballer. We will have a sensible solution whether it be a minority government with a Confidence & Supply arrangement, or a Coalition Government.

You lot in Sweden seem to have more political parties than I've had hot dinners by the look of it. 19?

Sweden has a history of strong political involvement by ordinary people through its "popular movements" the most notable being trade unions, the women's movement, the temperance movement, and — more recently — sports movement.

So you are run by the Unions, Women's rights, The Sally Army, and a bunch of athletes. That starts to explain a few things.

Yes. We have a large menu to choose from. For instance the Mickey Mouse Party:)
But a party have to have at least 4% of the votes to get a mandate in the parlament.
That narrows it down to about 5 parties:)

And we are not run by the Unions, Women's rights, The Sally Army, and a bunch of athletes.
Women's rights however is a party called Feminist Initiative F! :)
https://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Ffeministisktinitiativ.se%2F&edit-text=
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Message 1667219 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 15:07:10 UTC - in response to Message 1667217.  
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You have a bunch of Pirates though!
Yohoho

HeHeHe. Piratpartiet.
Leader Vacant
Secretary-General Vacant
http://www.piratpartiet.se/english/
Email: info@piratpartiet.se
Telephone: 076-314 99 82 or 076-018 42 66
Snail mail: Piratpartiet, Box 307, SE-101 26 Stockholm, Sweden
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Message 1667231 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 16:09:14 UTC - in response to Message 1667183.  

Another hung parliament here we come!

The joys of a do nothing congress .....
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Message 1667249 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 17:12:19 UTC

Now I'm getting very confused:)
Is not The Senate the house of the representatives from all different states in the US? Getting different mandates depending who many votes they get in their states.
House of Lords in the US? Dont Think there are such a thing.
That speaker is a speaker (moderator) is obviuos.
The Congress function however....
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Message 1667308 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 19:52:22 UTC

17 days to go before the "big one" & the bribery has started...

Tories aim to sell Llyods shares to "small" investors

...anyone found Sid yet?
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Message 1667314 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 20:05:15 UTC - in response to Message 1667255.  

See the late edit.

See what late edit?
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Message 1667324 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 20:27:17 UTC - in response to Message 1667314.  

See the late edit.

See what late edit?

UK/USA equivalents
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Message 1667326 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 20:33:33 UTC - in response to Message 1667324.  

See the late edit.

See what late edit?

UK/USA equivalents

Now I'm even more confused...
:)
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Message 1667327 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 20:36:01 UTC - in response to Message 1667326.  

See the late edit.

See what late edit?

UK/USA equivalents

Now I'm even more confused...
:)

Seemed straight forward enough to me.
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Message 1667334 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 20:55:26 UTC - in response to Message 1667327.  
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See the late edit.

See what late edit?

UK/USA equivalents

Now I'm even more confused...
:)

Seemed straight forward enough to me.

Please give me a link or hint:)
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Message 1667350 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 21:21:42 UTC - in response to Message 1667334.  

Methinks you're taking the mickey :-)

UK
Parliament
House of Lords
House of Commons
Speaker

US Equivalent
Congress
The Senate (Upper House)
House of Representatives (Lower House)
Speaker

The "operative" word here is Equivalent.
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Message 1667356 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 21:25:38 UTC - in response to Message 1667350.  

The "operative" word here is Equivalent.

I think "comparable" would be the better word.
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Message 1671290 - Posted: 29 Apr 2015, 0:25:01 UTC

My postal vote arrived today and I sent it back to do my bit to make sure those racist UKIP candidates don't get in.
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Message 1671393 - Posted: 29 Apr 2015, 7:45:44 UTC - in response to Message 1671290.  

My postal vote arrived today and I sent it back to do my bit to make sure those racist UKIP candidates don't get in.


If UKIP was genuinely racist the party would have been outlawed by now, closed down, and band. But the party is not racist that's why it is still in existence and doing very well. I do suspect this SNP issue with Labour may well scare many potential UKIP voters into now voting Conservative, a shame, but very understandable under the circumstances. If they switch, then as long as they vote Conservative and keep Labour out even with LibDem support even Chris would rather see this than a Labour/SNP farcical government running loose. Labour/LibDem alliance I don't think will work out for long and could result in unnecessary damage to LibDem's credibility.

Over to Chris for his views on all this....
The Kite Fliers

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Kite fliers: An imaginary club of solo members, those who don't yet
belong to a formal team so "fly their own kites" - as the saying goes.
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Message 1671442 - Posted: 29 Apr 2015, 11:23:33 UTC - in response to Message 1671393.  
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If UKIP was genuinely racist the party would have been outlawed by now, closed down, and band. But the party is not racist that's why it is still in existence and doing very well. I do suspect this SNP issue with Labour may well scare many potential UKIP voters into now voting Conservative, a shame, but very understandable under the circumstances. If they switch, then as long as they vote Conservative and keep Labour out even with LibDem support even Chris would rather see this than a Labour/SNP farcical government running loose. Labour/LibDem alliance I don't think will work out for long and could result in unnecessary damage to LibDem's credibility.

Here we have Sverige Demokraterna very much like UKIP.
They are genuinely racists and some even criminal...
One once threatened an immegrant comedian with a stealpipe!
But they have at last started a purge in the party.
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