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CNBC
First Brexit, now Frexit? Fears grow over the power of populist politicsher to make it past a second-round run-off vote in the election. Like many othe
First Brexit, now Frexit? Fears grow over the power of populist politics
CNBC / Posted an hour ago
her to make it past a second-round run-off vote in the election. Like many other countries, France operates a two-round voting system if no candidate wins an absolute majority of the vote in the first round. Levy did not think leaders like Le... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
It's almost time to vote. Let's take a look at how to do that exactlyneed to know is: What is happening with preferences in the Senate? Let's let
It's almost time to vote. Let's take a look at how to do that exactly
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted an hour ago
need to know is: What is happening with preferences in the Senate? Let's let Green answer this one: "The new Senate voting system, passed by the Parliament after a marathon Senate sitting in March, has abolished party control of preferences... Read more
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News.com.au
Thinking of voting for an independent or minor party. Read this first.despite wanting to vote for the Greens. “They do this out of fears arising fro
Thinking of voting for an independent or minor party. Read this first.
News.com.au / Posted 2 hours ago
despite wanting to vote for the Greens. “They do this out of fears arising from a lack of understanding of the preference voting system used for the House of Representatives,” she said. “This mindset also holds back the Greens’ Senate vote... The... Read more
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Perth Now
Is a Greens or independent vote a waste?despite wanting to vote for the Greens. “They do this out of fears arising fro
Is a Greens or independent vote a waste?
Perth Now / Posted 2 hours ago
despite wanting to vote for the Greens. “They do this out of fears arising from a lack of understanding of the preference voting system used for the House of Representatives,” she said. “This mindset also holds back the Greens’ Senate vote... The... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Lambie, Xenophon, Lazarus, Hanson are threat to stability, PM declaresafter the July 2 election. External Link: Current penalty rates in AustraliaPr
Lambie, Xenophon, Lazarus, Hanson are threat to stability, PM declares
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 hours ago
after the July 2 election. External Link: Current penalty rates in AustraliaPreference dealsAustralia has a preferential voting system, which means if you vote for a candidate who does not get elected your vote can go to the next preferred... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
ACLU of Utah alleges San Juan County discriminates against Navajo voterstheir arguments during a hearing Wednesday in Salt Lake City. In 2014, San Jua
ACLU of Utah alleges San Juan County discriminates against Navajo voters
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 8 hours ago
their arguments during a hearing Wednesday in Salt Lake City. In 2014, San Juan County switched to an exclusively by-mail voting system. The ACLU says that change is an issue for the members of the Navajo Nation who live in remote parts of the... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Bad choices from flawed bunchjust prior to the referendum was: "What is Brexit?" There's also the hoary old
Bad choices from flawed bunch
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
just prior to the referendum was: "What is Brexit?" There's also the hoary old quote about democracy being the worst voting system of all - except for all the others. As with the jury system, we're only too well aware of the horrendous... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Not 'The Onion' - Why Elections Are Bad For Democracyoriginally posted at The Guardian appears willing to take the fight for elite s
Not 'The Onion' - Why Elections Are Bad For Democracy
Zero Hedge / Posted 10 hours ago
originally posted at The Guardian appears willing to take the fight for elite survival even further...proclaiming "our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people.... you do not... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Florida's buget, new laws begin July 1decisions within seven days about lease applications by service members, and se
Florida's buget, new laws begin July 1
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 12 hours ago
decisions within seven days about lease applications by service members, and sets up a task force to consider an online-voting system for overseas military voters. --- SB 222, requires publicly owned or operated airports to provide free parking... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
New voting system could wipe-out independentsWITH a new voting system imposed on us it seems we will be seeing the possible
New voting system could wipe-out independents
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 15 hours ago
WITH a new voting system imposed on us it seems we will be seeing the possible wipe-out of all the smaller groups and independents who have kept the lower house in check. This possibility is confirmed by the choice given to vote "above the line". A... Read more
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Queensland Times
Hanson a real show in Senate says academicto do but they must number a minimum of six boxes which means they direct where
Hanson a real show in Senate says academic
Queensland Times / Posted 15 hours ago
to do but they must number a minimum of six boxes which means they direct where their preferences go. “In the old Senate voting system people who voted above the line only had to put a one in the box of their choice, and then their preferences... Read more
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The New Statesman
Green party calls on Labour, Lib Dems, and Plaid Cymru to form a "progressive alliance" next electioneligible to vote elected the government that called the referendum. The only fa
Green party calls on Labour, Lib Dems, and Plaid Cymru to form a "progressive alliance" next election
The New Statesman / Posted 16 hours ago
eligible to vote elected the government that called the referendum. The only fair way to proceed is to have a proportional voting system where people can back the politicians who they believe in, rather than taking a gamble and not knowing who they... Read more
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The New Statesman
In this week's magazine | The Brexit liesvictory discovered this loophole in their earlier incarnation as the NoToAV cam
In this week's magazine | The Brexit lies
The New Statesman / Posted 19 hours ago
victory discovered this loophole in their earlier incarnation as the NoToAV campaign, promising that the cost of a new voting system would deprive babies in incubators or squaddies in Afghanistan of a spurious figure plucked from the air. And... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Sex Party and micro players give Australians election choiceapp, which would instruct the party’s senator how to vote. "Flux is here to up
Sex Party and micro players give Australians election choice
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted yesterday
app, which would instruct the party’s senator how to vote. "Flux is here to upgrade our democracy, pioneering a real-time voting system which gives you a direct voice into parliament," it explains on its Facebook page. Voting is mandatory in... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Clinton's Heist of Democracy and the Voter-Driven Superdelegate and Platform Solutionto the Secretary of State on July 8, a date Clinton and the media pretend has n
Clinton's Heist of Democracy and the Voter-Driven Superdelegate and Platform Solution
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
to the Secretary of State on July 8, a date Clinton and the media pretend has no significance. Yet huge failures of the voting system have led many to claim Sanders wonCalifornia, an assertion bolstered by a number of counties that have flipped... Read more
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Junkee
How Not To Completely Fuck It Up When You Vote In Saturday's Electiontwo good reasons to pay extra special attention to your Senate ballot paper thi
How Not To Completely Fuck It Up When You Vote In Saturday's Election
Junkee / Posted yesterday
two good reasons to pay extra special attention to your Senate ballot paper this election. Recent reforms to the voting system mean that you get to decide your preferences above the line for the first time. Previously most voters just... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shorten clarifies position on merits of same-sex marriage plebisciteafter the July 2 election. External Link: Current penalty rates in AustraliaPr
Shorten clarifies position on merits of same-sex marriage plebiscite
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
after the July 2 election. External Link: Current penalty rates in AustraliaPreference dealsAustralia has a preferential voting system, which means if you vote for a candidate who does not get elected your vote can go to the next preferred... Read more
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Canberra Times
Nigel Farage booed and heckled at the European Parliament"But you lied." Mr Farage has long used the Parliament, where UKIP has won sea
Nigel Farage booed and heckled at the European Parliament
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
"But you lied." Mr Farage has long used the Parliament, where UKIP has won seats much more easily than under Britain's voting system, as a platform for his campaign to get Britain out of the EU. By the time he rose to speak, hissing from other... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
'Brexiteer' Farage booed in rowdy EU parliament debatesaid. "But you lied." Farage has long used the Parliament, where UKIP has won
'Brexiteer' Farage booed in rowdy EU parliament debate
Bdnews24.com / Posted yesterday
said. "But you lied." Farage has long used the Parliament, where UKIP has won seats much more easily than under Britain's voting system, as a platform for his campaign to get Britain out of the EU. By the time he rose to speak, hissing from other... Read more
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The Hindu
Brexit: Another Scottish vote could take time, says Alex Salmond | Scottish IndependenceMr. Salmond. “You never call a referendum unless you want to do something, whe
Brexit: Another Scottish vote could take time, says Alex Salmond | Scottish Independence
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
Mr. Salmond. “You never call a referendum unless you want to do something, whether it is independence or a change in the voting system, or even for a new national anthem. David Cameron basically didn’t want to do anything, and is now facing a... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Is Common-Sense Public Policy Necessarily "Innovative"?computerized vote counting was unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the country was
Is Common-Sense Public Policy Necessarily "Innovative"?
Naked Capitalism / Posted yesterday
computerized vote counting was unconstitutional. Unfortunately, the country was Germany, and the Constitution violated by e-voting systems was the one that the U.S. wrote and insisted Germans ratify as part of their terms of surrender following... Read more
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International Business Times
Italian mafia: 24 Camorra members running illegal bread market arrested in Naples it at prices higher than the ones on the normal market. Could a Brexit have be
Italian mafia: 24 Camorra members running illegal bread market arrested in Naples
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
it at prices higher than the ones on the normal market. Could a Brexit have been avoided if the UK had a smarter digital voting system? The group forced supermarkets, street vendors and suppliers to buy bread only from them, or face... Read more
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International Business Times
Could a Brexit have been avoided if the UK had a smarter digital voting system? our age, we bank, shop and find love, something to drive and somewhere to live
Could a Brexit have been avoided if the UK had a smarter digital voting system?
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
our age, we bank, shop and find love, something to drive and somewhere to live via our mobile phones, and yet we rely on a voting system that's remained much the same for hundreds of years. More about Brexit from IBTimes UK Electronic voting... Read more
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Breitbart
Billionaire Richard Branson Calls For ‘Non-binding’ Brexit Vote To Be ‘Rejected’country has ever seen. In 1997 Tony Blair got 13.5 million votes; John Major r
Billionaire Richard Branson Calls For ‘Non-binding’ Brexit Vote To Be ‘Rejected’
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
country has ever seen. In 1997 Tony Blair got 13.5 million votes; John Major received 14 million in 1992; the Alternative Voting system was rejected by 16 million in 2011; the Common Market had 17.378 million in 1975, and David Cameron won 10.7... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Celebrate 100 Years of National Parks with the Padre Island National Seashore and Sea Turtlesmeeting was held Monday night at the Nueces County Courthouse to discuss the po
Celebrate 100 Years of National Parks with the Padre Island National Seashore and Sea Turtles
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted yesterday
meeting was held Monday night at the Nueces County Courthouse to discuss the possibility of the County going to an open voting system. Nueces County Commissioners are considering the move which would allow voters to cast their ballot at any... Read more
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The New Statesman
Women for sale: can you be a capitalist and a feminist?who at 26 is Podemos’s youngest MP, said the new alliance would be stronger tha
Women for sale: can you be a capitalist and a feminist?
The New Statesman / Posted yesterday
who at 26 is Podemos’s youngest MP, said the new alliance would be stronger than the sum of its parts, because Spain’s voting system punishes smaller parties when it comes to allocating seats in parliament. “It [the alliance] will attract all... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Bail Denied for Man Accused of Stopping Traffic to Play Basketballmeeting was held Monday night at the Nueces County Courthouse to discuss the po
Bail Denied for Man Accused of Stopping Traffic to Play Basketball
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 2 days ago
meeting was held Monday night at the Nueces County Courthouse to discuss the possibility of the County going to an open voting system. Nueces County Commissioners are considering the move which would allow voters to cast their ballot at any... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Public Meeting Held On Open Voting Proposalmeeting was held Monday night at the Nueces County Courthouse to discuss the po
Public Meeting Held On Open Voting Proposal
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 2 days ago
meeting was held Monday night at the Nueces County Courthouse to discuss the possibility of the County going to an open voting system. Nueces County Commissioners are considering the move which would allow voters to cast their ballot at any... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Morrison, Joyce to respect nation's decision on same-sex marriageafter the July 2 election. External Link: Current penalty rates in AustraliaPr
Morrison, Joyce to respect nation's decision on same-sex marriage
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 2 days ago
after the July 2 election. External Link: Current penalty rates in AustraliaPreference dealsAustralia has a preferential voting system, which means if you vote for a candidate who does not get elected your vote can go to the next preferred... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Bedoui - Government's Only Goal Is to Guarantee Fair Electoral Operationto democratic alternation in power." As for concerns expressed by MPs during t
Bedoui - Government's Only Goal Is to Guarantee Fair Electoral Operation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
to democratic alternation in power." As for concerns expressed by MPs during the debate on article 73 of the bill on the voting system, Bedoui added that application of this article does not result in any exclusion or constraints to the right to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Council reviews ‘who you know’ approach to interns; City Hall tech gets upgradeof a $250,000 project. The work includes replacing the audio-visual system in
Council reviews ‘who you know’ approach to interns; City Hall tech gets upgrade
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
of a $250,000 project. The work includes replacing the audio-visual system in the council chamber and committee room, the voting system and monitors, and replacing the projector screen in the committee room with a big-screen TV. The upgrade will... Read more
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Daily Star
Brexit campaigner who started 2nd EU Referendum petition hits backthe vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to im
Brexit campaigner who started 2nd EU Referendum petition hits back
Daily Star / Posted 2 days ago
the vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to impossible without a compulsory element to the voting system. “I have openly and actively lent my support to both Vote Leave and Grassroots Out campaigns - why would I do... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Petition calling for second EU referendum was created by a Leave voter – and he’s not happy that it’s been ‘hijacked’ by Remainthe vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to im
Petition calling for second EU referendum was created by a Leave voter – and he’s not happy that it’s been ‘hijacked’ by Remain
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
the vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to impossible without a compulsory element to the voting system. “I have openly and actively lent my support to both Vote Leave and Grassroots Out campaigns - why would I do... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Twinkling with Ninfa Leonardiamay not vote for him at all. Will that mean they will go for the Democrat? You
Twinkling with Ninfa Leonardia
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 3 days ago
may not vote for him at all. Will that mean they will go for the Democrat? You know, I think they have a very complicated voting system in the U.S. Sanders, who had been taking swipes at Clinton, now must have eaten his words because he does not... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Brexit: The messy aftermath of a bloody messIndependent described the system when it was used for the first time in 2015, n
Brexit: The messy aftermath of a bloody mess
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 days ago
Independent described the system when it was used for the first time in 2015, noting, “The party uses an alternative voting system – each voter had to place the four candidates in order of preference (once their names were placed in... Read more
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Sussex Express
Britain ‘in crisis and scared’ after Brexit vote, says MP Caroline Lucassystem. “The Labour Party is no longer one natural entity and, without doubt,
Britain ‘in crisis and scared’ after Brexit vote, says MP Caroline Lucas
Sussex Express / Posted 3 days ago
system. “The Labour Party is no longer one natural entity and, without doubt, it would have split by now if we had a fair voting system. “The only fair way to proceed is to have a proportional voting system where people can back the politicians... Read more
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Chichester Observer
Britain ‘in crisis and scared’ after Brexit vote, says MP Caroline Lucassystem. “The Labour Party is no longer one natural entity and, without doubt,
Britain ‘in crisis and scared’ after Brexit vote, says MP Caroline Lucas
Chichester Observer / Posted 3 days ago
system. “The Labour Party is no longer one natural entity and, without doubt, it would have split by now if we had a fair voting system. “The only fair way to proceed is to have a proportional voting system where people can back the politicians... Read more
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Shropshire Star
Brexit: Man who set up petition for second EU referendum is LEAVE campaigner from Telford « Shropshire Starthe vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to im
Brexit: Man who set up petition for second EU referendum is LEAVE campaigner from Telford « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 3 days ago
the vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to impossible without a compulsory element to the voting system. "I have been opposed to the bureaucratic and undemocratic nature of the European Union as an institution... Read more
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Express and Star
Brexit: Man who set up petition for second EU referendum is LEAVE campaigner from the Midlands « Express & Starthe vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to im
Brexit: Man who set up petition for second EU referendum is LEAVE campaigner from the Midlands « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 3 days ago
the vote must be one or the other (leave or remain) is in my opinion next to impossible without a compulsory element to the voting system. "I have been opposed to the bureaucratic and undemocratic nature of the European Union as an institution... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Election Explainer: Why Can't Australians Vote Online?should be private, even from the electoral commission. There are three reasons
Election Explainer: Why Can't Australians Vote Online?
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 4 days ago
should be private, even from the electoral commission. There are three reasons why Australia shouldn’t move to an online voting system: the system might not be secure; the code might not be correct; and, most importantly, if something goes... Read more
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The New Statesman
Remain voters must ditch party differences to gain a voice in Brexit Britainwho at 26 is Podemos’s youngest MP, said the new alliance would be stronger tha
Remain voters must ditch party differences to gain a voice in Brexit Britain
The New Statesman / Posted 4 days ago
who at 26 is Podemos’s youngest MP, said the new alliance would be stronger than the sum of its parts, because Spain’s voting system punishes smaller parties when it comes to allocating seats in parliament. “It [the alliance] will attract all... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
New system puts ballot count ahead of scheduleto be counted, as postmarks do not count. Perhaps a reason behind feeling that
New system puts ballot count ahead of schedule
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
to be counted, as postmarks do not count. Perhaps a reason behind feeling that they should be busier is the new Dominion Voting Systems equipment the county transitioned to this year. Rather than having to feed ballots in one at a time, the new... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. Why is he controversial? With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'
Local 10 Miami / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from heaven for headlines... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from heaven for headlines... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from heaven for headlines... Read more
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My EastText
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?
My EastText / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. Why is he controversial? With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Arch-eurosceptic and Brexit 'puppet master'
KECI Missoula / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from heaven for headlines... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. Why is he controversial? With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary
Nigel Farage: Who is Brexit 'architect'?
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
its share of the national vote but found themselves with only one parliamentary seat due to the UK's "first-past-the-post" voting system. Why is he controversial? With his bullish and "blokey" style, Farage's comments have long been manna from... Read more
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