Reply to post: Our damn sight better democracy

Microsoft cancels Remain speech after death of Labour MP

Red Bren

Our damn sight better democracy

Our FPTP system gave the Tories a Commons majority with less than a quarter of the electorate's votes.

Our upper house is populated via patronage and mutual back-scratching, and the post is for life. There are currently just short of 800 peers.

In comparison, the European Parliament is elected by PR and the Commission has 28 members nominated for a five year term by the member states.

I know which sounds more democratic to me...

As for "our courts" not having the final say on things, a Brexit vote will have no impact as the ECHR is a separate institution to the EU.

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