|Nigel Farage and the UKIP|
Democracy - What a Concept
- The anti-EU and anti-immigration UKIP is calling for real election reform so the will of the people is actually represented in Parliament.
- Both the U.S. & Britain badly need election reform. The American system is especially bad with only candidates taking millions in special interest money having any chance at winning a seat in our House of Representatives.
- Proportional representation in its most simple form: if a party gets 30% of the votes they get 30% of the seats in the legislature. The importance of big money is reduced.
(UK Independent) - Any snap general election must be conducted under a new proportional voting system to ensure a representative parliament after the EU referendum, Nigel Farage has said.
The Ukip leader is one of a number of signatories of an open letter arguing that the mandate of the current government does not extend to negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Nigel Farage on Immigration
Please Do Not be Frightened
Americans do not be frightened by all these political parties. In the rest of the world this is called democracy.
The election above for the European Parliament uses a form of proportional representation. When voters know their vote will actually matter they start to vote for new parties. In this case the anti-immigration UKIP kicked the ass of the open borders Conservative Party.
Forms of proportional representation are used all over the world from Japan to Brazil to Israel to Spain and more. Minority points of view from all parts of society get representation in the legislature.
The U.S. House of Representatives is badly in need of election reform. In most seats re-election is automatic so politicians have no fear at all of the voters.