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Enjoy a sunny Sunday afternoon with @FairVoteCanada, listening to @Arne_JJ from Germany, speaking about how #ProportionalRepresentation has worked, how it makes a difference in their politics and policies. Really interesting stuff! #polisci #ElectoralReform
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It's so refreshing hearing about how parties work together, through honest and transparent agreements, collaboration and power sharing. Coming from North America/#cdnpoli, this level of maturity is such a foreign concept. Kudos to Germany!
@FairVoteCanada #ElectoralReform
.@Arne_JJ : Germany's #ProportionalRepresentation system has encouraged a diversity of voices, fair dist of seats, civil discourse, and a wide spectrum of views contributing to policy discussions.
(Again, so foreign a concept for #cdnpoli.)
@FairVoteCanada #ElectoralReform
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We'll now be hearing from Penny Ehrhardt of @VicUniWgtn, who will be speaking to the @FairVoteCanada annual conference about how #ProportionalRepresentation changed New Zealand, and enabled a strong, cooperative response to #COVID19. #ElectoralReform #cdnpoli #fvc2020 (A thread.)
Ehrhardt: New Zealand is unicameral, and for ethnicity has 64% European background, 16% Maori, around 15% Asian, around 9% Pacific. Has had #MixedMemberProportional since the early 1990s. @FairVoteCanada #ElectoralReform #cdnpoli #fvc2020
(New Zealand has, what I feel, is the IDEAL electoral system for Canada. Closed-list #MixedMemberProportional. Has strong representation for Maori as well. Great track record of their voting system.) @FairVoteCanada #ElectoralReform #cdnpoli #fvc2020
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Reminder to ALL:

1) 🇬🇧 will continue its descent into corruption, failure, misery & poverty under #EndlessToryRule.

2) Our ONLY way out is to build a broad-church coalition opposition capable of winning #FPTP at the next election.

If you're not for (2), you're for (1). End of.
Today it's the mismanagement of #Covid19. Tomorrow it will be #NoDealBrexit. The next day it'll be #JudiciaryAttacks. The next will be #ContractsForToryDonors.... It will never end unless the *majority* who have always been against this start to work together.

EVERYONE.
So:

Left wing labour versus 'Centrist' Labour. SHUT UP and work together.

Labour versus LibDems: MERGE or COALITION.

Swallow your differences. Swallow your pride. See the bigger picture.

WORK TOGETHER. Or there's literally no point to any of you.
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1/ I've been following the debate about #TacticalVoting in UK #GeneralElection2019, and particularly the controversy about @BestForBritain's site getvoting.org, which is accused of giving "bogus" advice based on a fairly opaque methodology theguardian.com/politics/2019/…
2/ So... I decided to get the constituency-by-constituency data from this site and a couple of others (tactical.vote & tacticalvote.co.uk) to see how they compare, and whether they pass a basic "plausibility" test based on % voting swing needed from 2017 results
3/ I narrowed down my analysis to the 317 seats won by @Conservatives at the 2017 General election, since these are the core focus for tactical voting, whether to get the #ToriesOut or #StopBrexit. This chart shows which party came second in each of these constituencies in 2017
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This is a fantastic simulation of #proportionalrepresentation.
The key question is: "Now that Canadians have elected a minority govt, will the Liberals be influenced by the NDP and the Greens, who both have called for #electoralreform?"

#elxn43
ici.radio-canada.ca/info/2019/elec…
You can help! Please SIGN AND SHARE out petition calling for cooperation and a National Citizens' Assembly on #ElectoralReform!!
act.newmode.net/action/fair-vo…
1/ The headline inside the article is misleading, suggesting the Conservatives could have "won" the election, since every simulation here has their seat count changing hardly at all.
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The 2019 European Parliament elections in the UK will take place on 23 May.

UK and other EU nationals aged 18+ and resident in the UK can vote.

To be able to vote, you must register by 7 May: gov.uk/registertovote

european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/un… #thistimeimvoting #EUElections2019
EU27 citizens living in the UK have a choice: you can vote in the #EUElections2019 in the UK or in your country of origin.

But you cannot vote in European Parliament elections in more than one country.

Find out more: gov.uk/elections-in-t… #thistimeimvoting
EU27 citizens: if you want to vote in the UK:

1. Register to vote by 7 May: gov.uk/register-to-vo…

2. Fill in the European Parliament voter registration form (no need if 🇨🇾 🇮🇪 🇲🇹): yourvotematters.co.uk/__data/assets/…

3. Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office by 7 May
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Only 34% of us turned up to the last #EuropeanElections.
The consequence of that was that Nigel Farage became the face of the UK.
So despite us having 3 times the average number of MEPs, Mr "Destroy the EU" wasted our influence then told us we had none.

REGISTER TO VOTE TODAY!!!
THIS is where your vote actually counts!
#EuropeanElections2019 #ProportionalRepresentation
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Some people think #ProportionalRepresentation will result in government backroom deals - the kind we didn't vote for.

But that's no byproduct of #ProRep. I know that because we have that *now* with our #WinnerTakeAll voting system, although its mostly invisible.
I can provide a case study on the backroom deal I am *very* familiar with: the 2015 Liberal Electoral Reform promise.

I made a film to help Liberal friends get Resolution 31 (they wrote) adopted at the LPC policy Convention prior to the 2015 election.
As @BardishKW said, "In 2014 the Liberal Party voted overwhelmingly to endorse what has become our Electoral Plank."

LPC members voted *overwhelmingly* for the process.

Candidate @RajSainiMP explained how it would be done.
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It looks likely that both Conservative and Labour will try to force hard brexit through without a #finalsay or #optiontoremain.

How do we respond?
Thread for discussion! #waton #fbpe #stopbrexit
1/ Problem: If we have a fragmented collection of smaller efforts and parties, we will never get the gravity. We need a single political entity which stands solely for saving the country - an Emergency Alliance to Save Britain.
2/ This alliance could be formed from @libdems, @TheGreenParty , @theSNP, @Plaid_Cymru, @Renew_Britain, with help from all the campaigning groups: @ofoc @ffs @bestforbritain etc. but most importantly, MPs from Conservative and Labour who prepared to jump ship to join the effort.
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So, I decided that I'm going to tweet an interesting fact or observation about life in Norway every day, because my head is full of them:
#1: Norwegians eat their sandwiches like this, with no bread on top
They have special paper to stop toppings falling off when carried around
#2: Norway is a relatively young country, only achieving true independence in 1905. This is why Norwegians tend to be deeply patriotic.
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