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Offline Askold

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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5790 on: October 22, 2017, 10:50:17 am »
THIS IS HOW YOU DO A GOOD POLITICAL CARTOON:


Notice how there are no labels?

Notice how the artist trusts that the average viewer will recognize the characters?

For those who don't get it: the British prime minister May is threatening to give Boris Johnson (the British Donald Trump) the keys to the PM's apartment if she does not get a good BREXIT deal.
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5791 on: October 22, 2017, 10:06:37 pm »
I always look at British politics and all I can really think about it is "and people think a non-two party system is without problems?".
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5792 on: October 22, 2017, 11:03:27 pm »
I always look at British politics and all I can really think about it is "and people think a non-two party system is without problems?".

The UK (and Canada) use an electoral system that tends toward two parties or regionalism (Duverger's Law) and attempt to have a multi-party system.
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« Reply #5793 on: Today at 12:25:47 am »
And it's landed the UK with Teresa May as Prime Minister.
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5794 on: Today at 12:59:17 am »
I am under the impression that UK has some sort of supersized version of Gerrymandering that they inherited from the early days of their democrasy. With regions having voting power based on how much power it was given centuries ago which has no relation to how many people live there now.
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"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
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Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Reply #5795 on: Today at 03:49:26 am »
Nah, they dealt with that in the mid-19th century.

I'm not sure that Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have seats in the Commons quite in proportion to their population, but England dwarfs all of them anyway.

As for the system's landing May as PM, that's really hard to say.
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