* Posts by gapiro

2 posts • joined 9 Jan 2019

Attention all British .eu owners: Buy dotcom domains and prepare to sue, says UK govt

gapiro

Re: Wow, it's almost...

The British commissioner is chosen by the British government - by the same logic, when did you last vote for your foreign minister, when did you last vote for your health minister, when did you last vote for your PM?

The President is decided by MEPs - that is the people you do directly vote for.

gapiro

Re: Wow, it's almost...

In reality, it is far more democratic - the makeup of MEPs is far more reflective of peoples views than the broken british FPTP system.

For example Cornwall

MEP wise, the south west region has 2 Con, 2 UKIP 1 Lab 1 Green - those four parties combined representing just shy of 86% of the votes cast (lib dems got a further 10%, and then the rest split between various fascist parties like ED , BNP, AIfE)

MP wise, Cornwall has 6 Con MPs, who managed 48% of the vote , meaning 52% of peoples political views aren't reflected.

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