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Should we elect MPs like a reality TV Show

jmd
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Should we elect MPs like a reality TV Show

Thought this was an interesting idea!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8493452.stm

what do you think? Roll eyes
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Re: Should we elect MPs like a reality TV Show

Must admit I think it's a daft idea.
Remember someone called Tony Blair... massive majority and he continued to get voted in again and again...why?
The answer is simple he told everyone what they wanted to hear and had the ability to be a great orator along with a few other skills but the ones he really needed to run the country were lacking and we can now see the outcome.
I would suggest that you vote for the party that you honestly believe will run the country best BUT you should refuse to vote if your current MP is standing and insist he or she is replaced with someone else. Why.. because it would give the clear message to every MP they would be out if they failed to implement promised changes.
You may say, well some are OK and were not involved in any fiddles but the point is they were aware of them and did nothing ! Who wants a government full of yes men and women who are willing to toe the party line even though they do not agree with the policy ?
Be interesting to hear what other people think along with any constructive ideas. 
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Re: Should we elect MPs like a reality TV Show

Can you imagine having (say 200 each party) prospective candidates, in a "reality vote out" type program on TV.... ? Almost as good as continuously watching a shopping channel for a fortnight...... Cheesy
How long would it take to narrow it down to 100 each party, with any semblance of "reality" ? 
Then what .... they could be a load of crooks and undesirables, but "look good on telly"... OOoops... have we gone full circle here?  Roll eyes
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Re: Should we elect MPs like a reality TV Show

The 'phone bill would be astronomical too!  Roll eyes
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The revenue collected using an 09 number is probably behind GB's thinking Angry

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Re: Should we elect MPs like a reality TV Show

Quote from: jmdlp
Thought this was an interesting idea!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8493452.stm
what do you think? Roll eyes

It sounds good to me, It's used in Australia without any difficulties.  Is the English afraid they won't be able to understand a system millions of others use in many different countries around the world?  We need a change.