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”

NEC blogs, an aggregator

I made an aggregation of the NEC blogs I could find, it’s not finished as I need to install some margins, make it responsive and possibly reposition the meta panels. I looked at my snip, Planet (Venus) themes (CSS) and revised it slightly, otherwise here are my notes. … Continue reading “NEC blogs, an aggregator”

The NI protocol

The Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) of the Withdrawal Agreement signed by Boris Johnson after a partisan vote in the House of Commons, introduces a customs border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Now that the Unionists inc. the remaining paramilitary fronts have caught up with what the deal means, they are mightily unhappy. In July 2021, the Govt. proposed a second unilateral variation of the protocol although their real fear may have been the ending of the grace periods for the whole UK. Here are my notes on the NI protocol and the July Command Paper. Continue reading “The NI protocol”

What is to be done? (About Brexit)

It’s turning pear shaped, that Brexit, not as easy as they thought, and maybe worse than Remainers predicted. Here are some notes that I made for the AEIP National Committee meeting. I quote from blog articles of mine and other sources, and will try and turn this into a blog article later in the week. Anyway, as they say on Youtube, let’s get to it … Continue reading “What is to be done? (About Brexit)”