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    We are off to the Mairie this morning , to vote in the EU election . How many of you are voting today ?

    Jen will probably be voting for the last time in her life , she is disfranchised by the British government . :yes:

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    2 of us, and Bill is in the same position as Jen :-(

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    Now off to do my duty.

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    Didn’t get a card but Mme VK did and voted this morning.

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    Jen got a card but wasn’t on the list, so couldn’t vote .

    It’s about time that they changed the voting system in the UK , to proportional voting . A lot fairer and more accurate than the present system .

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    Blimey, very surprised at the turnout late morning – it’ll be interesting to see the turnout figures.

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    Bill nearly couldn’t vote, I had to insist that last time he was  at the end of the ringbinder, so they double checked and so they found him alone on the last page !

    I checked on this website before going if he was recorded

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    Deboer, which list wasn’t Jen on, the French list?

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    Deboer, which list wasn’t Jen on, the French list?

    Yes :yahoo:

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    Who’s fault was that?

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    They are experementing a new software, and there have been “bugS”. Some people have been removed from the lists  :negative:   Wonderful world :-(

    https://www.ouest-france.fr/elections/europeennes/europeennes-radies-par-erreur-des-listes-electorales-de-nombreux-electeurs-en-colere-6368998

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    Farcical!

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    Jen got a card but wasn’t on the list, so couldn’t vote . It’s about time that they changed the voting system in the UK , to proportional voting . A lot fairer and more accurate than the present system .

    If you mean the UK domestic parliamentary electoral system – maybe.

    If you mean the current european election procedure, including the UK, it is already a proportional representation system of allocating the seats voted for.

    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/en/european-elections/european_elections/the_voting_system.html

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    Our commune and the next commune voted for Macrons En Marche party again, with Ecologie 2nd and Le Pens lot third but overall in France FN have topped the list as is usual in recent times but I doubt her party will do any better in the next French general elections than in previous elections.

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    See how your commune voted in France.

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    I voted in the UK elections (if my ballot paper was received by the council), my wife never received a ballot paper, so voted here. Scandalous that so many Brits abroad and non British EU nationals in the UK were disenfranchised. Glad to see that in the UK far more people voted for remain parties and less than 6 million voted for Farage. – ie less than the 6 million who signed the petition to revoke article 50.

    The UK needs an electoral system that works and where lawbreakers get Prison sentences not measly fines like Aaron Banks.

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    Glad to see that in the UK far more people voted for remain parties and less than 6 million voted for Farage.

    I was under the impression that the contrary was the case, at least according to the BBC map below, which is prefaced by the comment: “Our map by council results shows that the Brexit Party topped polls almost everywhere in England and Wales.”

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    f you mean the UK domestic parliamentary electoral system – maybe.

    That’s the one I was talking about Fitter. The European elections are proportional , as are most of the European countries elections .

    Democracy in the UK is only for the rich .

    Look what is happening now!

    There should obviously be a general election but both ” major” parties are scared out of their well paid pants of that, so after getting 9% of the vote in the EU elections the tories are getting ready to choose a new PM! :-)

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    As far as the UK is concerned both sides of the Brexit debate are claiming victory. The remain vote was split which meant the Brexit party gained the most votes in many areas.

    All these elections have done is highlight how polarized the UK (excluding Scotland) still is about this issue.

    There are no winners. The division, stalemate, the neglecting of other important issues and general mess caused by the 2016 referendum is still ongoing and will be for many years to come.

    For anyone interested the Reith lectures on R4 are interesting listening on the subject of politics, democracy and law. Today’s was called ‘In praise of politics’. A provocative title indeed!

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