On Germany’s election system

The German Federal elections must meet the requirements of Article 38, §1 of the German constitution, “the delegates of the German Parliament (Bundestag) […] are elected in a general, direct, free, equal and secret vote.” This article talks about how Germany does proportionality, overhang seats, inverse success values and their threshold rules. It also looks at how problems represent themselves in the UK. … Continue reading “On Germany’s election system”

Red Flag (in Tower Hamlets)

I discovered co-incidentally that some one had marked wikipedia’s Red Flag Anti-Corruption page as of not significant interest, and has now been deleted. They were a party formed in Tower Hamlets and one of their leaders, Andy Erlam was party to the election court case that voided the 2014 election of Lutfur Rahman. I might restore it, here are my notes. Continue reading “Red Flag (in Tower Hamlets)”

Changing the State

Analysing Starmerism as new Fabianism is becoming popular, at least at least at a very public sociologist | all that is solid. I recently debated with one of Starmer’s supporters who among other things argued that grass roots campaigning didn’t help achieve power. In the attached video, Ed Miliband explains why so-called single issue campaigning is essential to making an effective Labour Govt. Enjoy! Continue reading “Changing the State”

Labour’s 2019 campaign

Considering Labour’s IT led me to this at the Common Knowledge Coop. I was considering ISC2’s Vendor Management policies and how Labour measures up to good practice. Their report on the 2019 General Election Campaign looks at strategy, organisation and digital campaigning. I have not finished the reading yet, but it’s compelling stuff. Here are my notes … Continue reading “Labour’s 2019 campaign”