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MrDrem

Member since May 2011 • Last active Dec 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You may still be entitled to an emergency Proxy, as it hasn't arrived. Get in touch with them and check. They can certainly reissue the postal vote...

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    The choice of who a voter would like as their MP, and why a voter would like them is up to the voter.

    Ultimately though, what that voter is voting for is the person, hence their name being in big letters. That's the legal up and down of it.

    If I had my way, party names wouldn't be on the ballot papers, just the candidate names, but I can see why they are, and the issues it would cause if they weren't.

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    Hence Emergency Proxy.

    @croft Get in touch with the relevant Electoral Services Team asap, they are run off of their feet at the moment (working 12+ hours days in some cases) trying to sort this sort of thing for people, the more time they have to do it, the more chance there is of getting it down.

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    It's really clear (I mean, more than that the EU referendum was just advisory clear) that you are voting for a candidate, not a party, because that is one of the defining features of the First Past the Post electoral systems.
    If the MP dies in office, then the seat is vacated, if you voted for the party, the party could just replace them.

    That people don't understand this should have been a warning for the EU referendum.

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    I've only ever played the original version, not the new one. The modular bulkheads for it are amazing. I got given a copy of the base game by a friend, having managed to get my hands on the expansion cheap. The original game goes for like £100+, which is nuts.

    It's one of the best tabletop squad based shooter's I've ever played.

    I've still got my original Spyrer gang, and have managed to get my hands on a couple more of the standard gangs too.

    With the smaller gang sizes, it was one of the most affordable GW games ever I think

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    I've a few Necromunda gangs about, had just started buying them up when GW re-released.

    One of the thing's I'm looking at getting a 3d printer for is to do bulkheads again. There are some nice ones floating round thingiverse.

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    Gah, Ruth-Anna (@bikesandbabies on Twitter) has had her lovely BabboeCity filched from her front garden in E5.

    Can folks keep an eye out for it? Ta.

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    The Jon Worth summary on Tactical voting is the best that I've found @hugo7

    https://jonworth.eu/2019-uk-general-elec­tion-tactical-voting-guide/

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    It was certainly (and still is) technically an offence not to be on the electoral register. I don't think that anyone has ever been prosecuted for it though.

    I thought that one of the responsibilities passed on to unis as part of the tuition fee deal was that they were to encourage students to get on the electoral roll. Note only encourage though.

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    Eurgh, Switches.

    Amazon have them with one game for ~£299 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/deal/4ceaaa9b/
    I think that Adsa (spit) had them at ~£240 in store only
    Currys have been playing with their prices, was £279 with Pokemon, then £299, now £309 again.

    MSE have a watch on for deals on them here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/­nintendo/

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