Re: Utopian drivel
> >A more pressing concern is that not voting is a valid choice. I didn't have any acceptable choices for MP at the last general election, so I didn't cast a vote for any of the candidates.
> Yeah, but then a consequence of compulsory voting might be that there would then be a candidate you could vote for.
Does such a miraculous materialisation of an acceptable candidate happen in places where compulsory voting is already practiced?
How does this make any difference to a system where a small party clique gets to decide on a party's candidate and if it's a safe seat then that handful of people has effectively dictated who will be the MP for that constituency? Or even worse, the local party clique doesn't even get a look-in when (Labour) head office imposes a candidate on the constituency.