Thursday, 20 May 2010

More Gerrymandering!

Only this time with a blue yellow (which when mixed gives a) green (bilious) tinge!

From the 'New Cobbled Together' manifesto (page 27):

"We will fund 200 all-postal primaries over this Parliament, targeted at seats which have not changed hands for many years. These funds will be allocated to all political parties with seats in Parliament that they take up, in proportion to their share of the total vote in the last general election."

As Raedwald points out: "That rules out any funding for UKIP (917,832 votes), the BNP (563,743 votes) and Sinn Fein (171,942 votes) but guarantees funding for the Greens (285,616 votes) and the Alliance Party (42,762 votes). However, 59.1% of the funding will go to the Coalition - helping Clegg and Cameron cement their incumbency and crowd out any challenge to their dying parties from newcomers." He later amends that percentage to 70%.

Apologies for 'harping on' about this, but yet more 'Democratised Dictatorship'!

Afterthought: Note the 'We will fund' bit! And WTF should taxpayers fund a scheme to keep this lot in power????

1 comment:

useless-eater said...

I completely agree with you, but you didn't expect party politics to suddenly change the way they have always behaved did you?
Party politics & state governments serve only themselves & those who own them.
I don't expect anything other from these corporate rent boys.
Politics is not going to save us.
We cannot tinker or tweak this inherently corrupt system to behave with integrity & altruism.
I believe the answer is to change the game & dismantle the power centre that these mothafunkas gravitate towards & move that power back to the individual & the communities they live in.
Government should be skeletal & serve only to undertake minimal duties as directed by the people at that time.
Please watch this: