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Really good stuff! 💚 🥃

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> You see, there’s a fundamental structural problem with the first past the post system. Now, I’m in favor of first past the post system. I’m not suggesting getting rid of it, but it does make it structurally very hard to replace one of the old entities.

I don’t understand. Why would you not want to get rid of it?

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Because other voting systems e.g proportional representation will only allow more incompetent parties to get to power. Cummings supports the FPTP system because it gives strong executives, but doesn’t like the two main parties that run it in the UK

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Because Dom Cummings is an authoritarian who wants to run everything from the centre, and approves of any system that creates a strong executive, which parliamentary systems under FPTP generally do.

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The point Cummings was raising was that the supposedly democratic (parliament) and meritocratic (civil service) systems are actually very closed systems which have little regard for voter’s opinions. That’s why vote leave was so successful. So no, Cummings is not an authoritarian, he’s a start-up fanatic.

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