Originally Posted by Mr. Frankenstein
Maybe. I suppose it at least complements our unelected monarchy.
Strictly speaking, no-one voted for the current government - at least, I cant recall a Con/Lib option on the ballot paper.
its not really like the monarchy, we vote for a party, that party has a leader, we know of the leader before the election. but it really shouldn't matter (the politics of personality being essentially americanisation of British politics. No, richard and/or judy, i don't care what sort of biscuits he likes/whether he's a smoker/whether he likes the arctic monkeys, can you ask him about unemployment please?) if you vote based on who the party leader is rather than the party's policies, you're doing democracy wrong.
This is one of the many reasons i personally favour PR as a voting system, rather than FPTP, as it means that you have to have an understanding of each parties policies rather than just picking between two almost identical front-runners based, more often than not, on which parties leader has the nicer hair, as they are otherwise indistinguishable.
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