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4.8% voted in 56 SNP MPs. With 36.8% of the vote, Tories got 324 MPs, 1.1 million Green voters (3.8%) of the vote got one MP and overall 63% of people who bothered to vote voted against the UK's next government. 

MPs argue that First Past the Post reinforces the link between constituency MPs and voters. But how many constituents correspond with their MP anyway - a small minority - and how many correspond with an MP of a party they voted against? 

FTPT is only really good for career politicians. The people we least need in a UK Parliament. We should have a proportional system for the next election. 
The 2015 General Election has shown once and for all that our voting system is broken beyond repair. Please sign our petition calling for a fairer, more proportional system to elect MPs. makeseatsmatchvotes.org
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Of all the Scottish ski resorts, I don't quite know quite why I have a special affection for Glencoe. Maybe it's because it's the oldest, with some ropey old T-bars unseen elsewhere in Europe these days. Maybe it's because the staff are all friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. Maybe it's just because Glencoe's given me a few nice days with my daughters this season, doing something I enjoy, and they grumble about until they're actually skiing - when the mood changes completely.
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:-( Parcelforce confusion, wasn't the Pixel, just some USB type C cables ordered earlier. 

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No idea if this gimmicky superphone is any good. But if it's for free, it's good for the money, right? (I get a free entry if you enter the draw.)
Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone or tablet each and every Sunday. A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Nbah W. from Russia. This week we are giving away a Oppo N3 Oppo's N3 is an impressive 5.5 inch smartphone with an innovative motorized 16 megapixel camera. It feature the always reliable Snapdragon 801 processing package, VOOC fast charging, an a respons...
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A wise man once spoke. 
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Now this is really interesting.

If you have solar panels, within a year you will be able to buy a Tesla Powerwall. It'll store up to 10kWh per unit - most homes use about 11kWh per day - enabling you to generate and store up to about 90% of the electricity you use.

It will also - and this is new - allow you to operate off-grid, if the grid fails. Until recently UK electricity regulations meant that generation and storage systems had to shut down if the grid fails mainly to protect workers fixing the lines.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/01/tesla_reveals_battery_packs_for_homes_and_cities/

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/133769-what-is-tesla-energy-powerwall-why-you-need-a-10kwh-lithium-ion-battery-in-your-home
Elon Musk: 'No incremental CO2 is the future we need to have'
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What's the spot on. World Ceres? Can you guess what's creating those unusual bright spots on Ceres? On March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft began orbiting Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even before the spacecraft arrived at the dwarf planet, ...
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The day the Google Pixel  2015 was made available in the UK. A coincidence? Not likely.

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So that's weird. If I were to order a Pixel after midnight, in order to get the 1TB Drive for three years I would have to create another Google account and share the storage with my original account?
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Has a few glitches, but interesting results, including realising I had not replaced all compact fluorescents with LEDs yet - now fixed. 
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Part of the Falls of Clyde, near New Lanark.

A great place for a day out. 
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Not the waterfall, the gibbon sanctuary. If their tales of mother gibbons being shot from the canopy so one baby can get its photo taken with tourists until it too becomes too much trouble and is killed doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you may be a way down the psychopathic spectrum. We got a taxi from Surin beach for 700 THB and the driver, Kay, sent a friend to pick us up when I SMS'd to say we were ready to leave. There's an elephant camp offering "jungle" experiences with elephants just off the main road and it's a ten minute easy walk to the park with a 200THB admission fee per person.
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Comfortable bed for the night, well run. If you want five star, pay for it. This is in the middle of an industrial estate at the end of a motorway. Food was tasty, but not well presented in my opinion - and I'm no sort of expert.
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Comfortable enough if you need a place to sleep. If you want a special place to take a special person for a treat, it's not here. The Brewers Fayre describe "beef and ale pie" as its "signature dish". The chips were OK and the pie case looked nice enough, but it sat above a large layer of atmosphere with not much below it except for a few lumps of beef an gristle in a bit of not-very-tasty gravy. There were no real ales on tap at the bar. You gets what you pay for I guess. It wasn't expensive.
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