Taking the Party out of Politics - Episode 8

The 5 Impossible Puzzles Bonus Season highlights different structural challenges with the way our electoral and political system is supposed to work.

The first puzzle is the Impossible Puzzle for Voters.

This puzzle is the impossible challenge which we are trying to master, by trying to achieve three things with one vote –

·        choose a good local representative,

·        from a political party which looks as though it could form a competent national government,

·        and which appears to have a good set of policies (what we call a Manifesto), to do the sorts of things which we think should be done. 

All three things. Once every five years. With just one vote.

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