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    1. What the British people voted for, and what they received

      Just the facts, for now. This election holds huge significance, and the impact of the UK's First Past The Post voting system provides crucial context for understanding the result. Party Share of...

      Just the facts, for now. This election holds huge significance, and the impact of the UK's First Past The Post voting system provides crucial context for understanding the result.

      Party Share of Votes Total Seats Share of Seats
      Conservative 43.6% 364 56.0%
      Labour 32.2% 203 31.2%
      Scottish National Party 3.9% 48 7.4%
      Liberal Democrat 11.5% 11 1.7%
      Democratic Unionist Party 0.8% 8 1.2%
      Sinn Féin 0.6% 7 1.1%
      Plaid Cymru 0.5% 4 0.6%
      Social Democratic and Labour Party 0.4% 2 0.3%
      Green 2.7% 1 0.15%
      Alliance 0.4% 1 0.15%
      Brexit 2% 0 0%
      Ind 0.6% 0 0%
      Change 0% 0 0%
      Other 0.8% 0 0%

      All data from The Guardian, with 649/650 seats declared (still awaiting St Ives).

      17 votes
    2. "Children and Politics" - a 3 minute interview with British children before the 1964 general election

      This is short, but it demonstrates something that's been missing from tv for a while, which is the simple interview with children that recognises they are children but still takes them seriously...

      This is short, but it demonstrates something that's been missing from tv for a while, which is the simple interview with children that recognises they are children but still takes them seriously as humans.

      EDIT: Somehow I missed the main link, which goes to a BFI page here: https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-children-and-politics-1964-online

      There are some amazing old (1960s, 1970s) British tv interviews with children carried out by Harold Williamson. He asks children a question and then just lets them answer. There's no attempt to laugh at the children, and there's no attempt to say "zomg look at what this cute kid is saying".

      A few clips here, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06tq93b and there are probably more on Youtube: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06tq93b

      It's showing its age - "what would you do if your husbands went on strike? How would you run a household?" (asked of two girls) isn't acceptable.

      7 votes