AV? Nah mate, too complicated innit?

Hat tip to Siônnyn for finding this picture.

     

Who said being able to count to three or four was too much for the average voter?

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9 comments:

Hogyn o Rachub said...

I still think that's simpler than AV!

Cibwr said...

No its not... just read the no to av leaflet, hardens my resolve to vote yes.

Hogyn o Rachub said...

It's not the actual voting bit that confuses people, it's the counting bit. I've voted 'yes' through the post, without any sort of passion whatsoever, but it is a complicated system.

Anonymous said...

Like yourself, Hogyn, I'll vote yes without any great enthusiasm - but I find the counting very simple: as simple as the X-Factor but without separate votes for each knock-out stage.

Pads

Cibwr said...

I have no enthusiasm for it either, give me STV anytime, but voting no will kill any chance of STV at Westminster for 20 years. Now I hope we are not part of the Westminster system by then, but even so.

CornwallNews said...

AV v FPTP UK 'BOGUS REFERENDUM' NEWS UPDATE!


The proposed AV v FPTP UK Referendum consists of a contrived and simplistic bipolar choice of only two inadequate options set against unfit UK Electoral Law, unfit UK Electoral Registers and unfit UK Election Returning Officer negligible powers of cross-constituency scrutiny. Election Returning Officers will be unable to guarantee 'One Person-One Vote' nor to sign off ANY part of such a referendum as 'true', 'democratic', 'free' or 'fair'.

Here are fundamental AV v FPTP BOGUS REFERENDUM flaws:

1. UK Electoral Law - NOT 'fit for purpose'.
2. UK Electoral Registers - NOT 'fit for purpose'.
3. UK CERO powers - NOT 'fit for purpose'.

A UK REFERENDUM MUST, ON PRINCIPLE, BE GUARANTEED TO BE VERIFIABLY AND GENUINELY 'ONE PERSON-ONE VOTE'.

IF THIS AV v FPTP BOGUS REFERENDUM IS ATTEMPTED IT WILL NOT BE.

BOGUS UK ELECTORAL REGISTERS = BOGUS REFERENDUM:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2010/06/second_home_voters_1.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2010/06/secret_ballots_and_second_home.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2010/06/worried_about_second_home_vote.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2010/06/kevins_too_busy_to_probe_secon.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2010/06/game_on.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2010/06/a_letter_to_the_chief.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/grahamsmith/2011/04/some_second_home_voters_purged.html

In the face of such corrupt and non-democratic electoral foundations, these may be the only rational responses to the RUBBISH REFERENDUM:

BOYCOTT THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT CONSERVATIVE PARTY CAMERON CLEGG COALITION BOGUS AV v FPTP REFERENDUM.

OR

SPOIL YOUR BALLOT PAPER WITH A SUITABLY CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE BOGUS AV v FPTP UK REFERENDUM - A LIBDEMCON COALITION CON.

NOTE: ALL SPOILED BALLOT PAPERS HAVE TO BE RECORDED AND NUMBERS PUBLISHED.

MH said...

What will boycotting this referendum or spoiling your ballot paper actually achieve, CN? Yes, a spoilt paper will be recorded, but only as a spoilt paper. Nobody will care if you've written "STV" or "independence" ... it will just go into the same pile as all the rest, and we'll be left with the same unfair system that we've been stuck with for generations.

The only way of getting any change is to vote Yes to AV. It may not be a big change, but it will make things more fair than they are now.

Take what's on offer. It might be decades before we get another chance.

CornwallNews said...

It's a fake offer, MH.
AND A FAKE REFERENDUM.
THIS IS WHY:
BOGUS ELECTORAL REGISTERS + NO EFFECTIVE ELECTION RETURNING OFFICER CROSS-CONSTITUENCY POWERS OF SCRUTINY TO IDENTIFY MULTIPLE REGISTER ENTRIES AND ELIMINATE MULTIPLE VOTES BY INDIVIDUALS = FALSE RESULT.
ANYONE WHO VALUES GENUINE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AND WISHES TO SEE GENUINE 'ONE PERSON-ONE VOTE' DEMOCRACY IN THE UK WILL NOT ENDORSE THIS ABSURD, INFANTILE, UNSOUND, NON-CREDIBLE, SHALLOW, RESTRICTED AND INSULTING BOGUS REFERENDUM WITH THEIR VALUABLE VOTE.
CONSIDER THIS, MH:
IF THE NUMBER OF SPOILED BALLOT PAPERS EXCEEDED THE 'YES's, THE 'NO's or BOTH - WHAT NEXT?

CornwallNews said...

Feel free to pass that on...

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