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AV Explained


zzzz999

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http://i.imgur.com/Zb9tJ.png

This makes it clear for me

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Quickbeam

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"The cartoon assumes that all the pubs are the same" Not at all, if you equate the pubs to the ones in my town then the result is:

The Red Lion; a traditional market place pub also serving fresh coffee and croissants for the elite shopper.

The Castle; a rough market traders pub that doubles as a seedy rockers bar at night, not a sophisticated coffee imbibery.

The Green Man; we don't have a Green Man, but I'll equate it's minority oddity to The Masons Arms. A very small and narrow squeezed in afterwards building that caters for old men sitting in corners. It's full once all the corners are occupied.

The Queen's Head; now a traditional Polish bar with Polish wooden shutters on the windows and bare wooden floorboards with basic wooden Polish furniture where the Polls like to stand up and sing traditional wooden sounding drinking songs (the Polls must like things basic and wooden), but in common with the other pubs, they're customers all like beer.

The Coffee Shop; a pretentious upstart that tries to give the impression of having a sophisticated and cosmopolitan continental street atmosphere, but fails when the fenced pavement area gets full of croaking and wheezing smokers.

So you can see from that perspective that... urm... well... yesssss... well you can see that the cartoon wasn't necessarily meant to be serious.

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feb

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But then the Lions will get together with the Queens, The Green Man will go to the Coffee Shop and they will all be shouting at the Castle! Nobody will have what they wanted and we'll all end up with Frothy Coffee!!

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Woolwell

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Those who would drink at the Castle would never set foot in the Queen's Head and may prefer to have coffee.

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Quickbeam

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But the Castle only serves Bird's mellow, and nobody likes that.

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lotvic

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And without the ability to rank order of preference (AV) 7 of the 10 don't get to choose a second or third place to have a drink and have to go to the Coffee Shop. So with FPTP we will never know if over half of them really wanted a beer or a coffee or which type of establishment they prefer to visit to have it in.

Also some say the beer in the Lions is a bit flat and the coffee is lukewarm.

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Woolwell

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Quickbeam

You're right about Bird's mellow.

Is the coffee regular or large size, latte, espresso, cappuccino, with our without milk and do the drinkers take sugar or sweeteners?

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Quickbeam

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I dunno, I only do coffee at breakfast time!

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justme

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The real meaning of the cartoon is that when you ask a silly question you get silly answers.

What should have been asked was are we going to the pub or for a coffee. Since the majority wanted to go to the pub the next question should have been which one.

The moral of the cartoon is that what we need is more politicians who can ask the right questions and fewer would be politicians whose only hope of getting elected is to fiddle with the voting system.

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hssutton

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It's all seems rather academic seeing the results so far.

Yes 4,338,664 No 9,340,738 79% of voting areas declared

AV voting

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Quickbeam

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Looks like we're all having coffee tonight then...

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