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beccaelizabeth ([personal profile] beccaelizabeth) wrote2017-04-18 11:50 am
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Snap election

woah, politics happening

first thought, ooh, maybe changes
then I reminded myself that where I vote conservatives got a bit more than half and UKIP was second with about a fifth

chance of change right here seems minimal.

i can educate myself on everyone's promises and choose between them, but ...



second thought: Brexit
isn't this the wrong way around to do things?
give everyone a chance to choose again, but only after triggering it?

except that's the point isn't it, I read a couple paragraphs and it's all complains about opposition parties promising to oppose.

and also apparently the polls are all for conservatives now?

... opposition hasn't been doing its job well there then.

Also Brexit was meant to be a one off choice anyway, despite the... everything.
i know that
i just...

I'm pretty sure we're getting the pessimists future
because of ignorance.

also, conservatives complaining about unelected people in house of lords?
are they just... not into our system of government then?

I quite like the idea of having a house of experts who get promoted for being really good at stuff.
what we've actually got is more of a rolling argument made of historical eras
but what's the point of two sets being elected, you choose the exact same way, you get the exact same biases and failure modes and so forth.

Elections are exciting but I am not currently enthused about politics right now.
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[personal profile] peasant 2017-04-18 11:24 am (UTC)(link)
isn't this the wrong way around to do things?
give everyone a chance to choose again, but only after triggering it?

No, right way round to do things.

General election 2015 was to ask question 'do you want there to be a referendum?'. Answer: yes.
Referendum 2016 was 'do you want to leave or remain in the EU'. Answer: leave.
General election 2017 is to ask question 'who do you want to decide the details of the terms on which we leave the EU'. Answer to follow. It's not chance to choose again, just chance to choose who does the negotiating.

It would have been a waste of time to ask who should do the details if the referendum had answered remain so this is the right order.

Also, hello, *waves* I had thinky thoughts about Doctor Who and you are thinky about Doctor Who so if you wanted it would be fun if you could talk.

Edited 2017-04-18 11:26 (UTC)
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[personal profile] peasant 2017-04-19 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
Everyone else seems to think a writer did it too. This is not a pleasing answer to me but I guess I will have to accept it.