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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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Fact: Leave broke campaign spending caps on a massive scale
Fact: Boris Johnson took Russian money
Fact: Donors would never donate if it wouldn't lead to more votes
Fact: Govt admits people didn't vote to get poorer
Fact: Govt assessments show people will get poorer
Fact: Leave's anti-EU lies were massive
Fact: stolen private data was used to find & profile voters
Fact: high-tech microtargeting was used to deliver lies
Fact: lies were spread shamelessly and left unchallenged on the BBC
Fact: any #Brexit now will be undemocratic
Fact: Leave donor Arron Banks is under police investigation
Fact: Banks & ERG chairman JRM have extensive Russian interests
Fact: Putin suffers under heavy EU/US pressure
Fact: Russia meddled in the US elections
Fact: for Trump & Brexit the same big data tech was used
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After the referendum May slammed the door in the face of the 48%. Then she locked the moderate leavers up in another room, and negotiated #Brexit with her own cabinet and the pure Brexit ideologues. Goodbye to reality and compromise. #BrexitShambles
In Norway PM Gro Harlem Brundtland, who had campaigned for #Norway to join EU, stayed on her post so that she could negotiate an outcome as many as possible could accept. She went for #compromise and managed to unite a split country. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
PS. Gro Harlem Brundtland made an international career after she left Norwegian politics. I donโ€™t agree with her politically, but she deserves respect. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด
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