Friday, 6 May 2011

FPTP For X-Factor

If, as predicted, FPTP stays and the electorate (mistakenly) decides it to be a fairer system, Chairman Bill demands that X-Factor, and all similar popularity shows, move from an AV-type system to a single programme with just one FPTP round of voting.

This will have the combined effect of the voting being (mistakenly) more fair, and allowing more airtime for some cerebrally stimulating TV.

The reason X-factor, and similar programmes, use a variant of AV is that the makers know (scientifically) that using AV will result in the most popular act winning, with consequent increased record sales, and profits, over a single round contest. What more proof of the benefits of AV is needed?

Having spotted yesterday that the Daily Mail was supporting FPTP, Chairman Bill is amazed that anyone, except perhaps a Daily Mail reader, would vote for FPTP. Bill thinks he shall have to start calling those who supported FPTP 'Daily Mail agreeers' (agreeers being one of the few words in the English language with 3 consecutive Es).

1 comment:

  1. What wisdom. You would get my vote any day. And if you didn't need it perhaps it could be transferred to that poor Nick Clegg : he needs all the help he can get at the moment.