“Let’s play Monopoly!” It’s that moment. It’s Christmas, you’ve all had too much to eat (and drink) and someone shouts this out. If you’re daft enough to admit you’ve got the game in the house, the next two hours are taken up with someone accruing more and more at the expense of the others and… Read More »The Neverending Game of Monopoly
So that’s it then. After the disaster of the 2019 Westminster election, there was a window, just a brief window for Indy loving Labour supporters to push the case for Scottish Labour to endorse or at least be neutral to, independence. Sir Keir Starmer shut that particular door this week with a resounding clang. Labour… Read More »The Homeless Voter
The Scottish Parliament is elected using the Additional Member System and this is calculated according to the D’Hondt method. Whilst not overly complex, it does take a few minutes to understand how this system works. The video below provides a walk-through example of how the parties that are standing for List Seats are allocated according… Read More »Understanding D’Hondt
Additional Member System The system used to elect members of the Scottish Parliament is the Additional Member System (AMS), this is a form of proportional representation which aims to allocate seats roughly in proportion to the votes cast. It is not perfectly proportional however it has the advantage of keeping the tie between a constituency… Read More »The Scottish Electoral System
In 2018 woman all over the UK has been celebrating 100 years since some women were given Suffrage, the right to vote . There were conditions to this, you had to be at least thirty and own property. Not exactly what members of the Women’s Social and Political Union were entirely happy with but it… Read More »A Woman’s Place is in Politics?