1. Should people be tested to make sure they know the policies of the parties they're voting for?
It seems to me that people vote for a party over the years without knowing what their latest policies are, ie someone who has voted Tory all their life voting Tory this election without being up to date, so to speak.
2. Should people only be able to vote if they're thinking of what's best for the country rather than what's best for themselves?
It also seems to me that people vote for what would be best for themselves, when it's far more important to be voting for what's best for the country. ie an elderly person might vote for a party as they're promising a bigger pension but they should be voting for a different party which would the something better for the country as a whole, whatever that might be.
Also, does anyone know why there are strong seats for each party? Surely if the country is voting 70% for one party then virtually every seat should go to that party based on averages (which you would expect with such a large volume of people). Or is it that people are just voting the same as they've always voted so some seats will virtually never change (inertia?).
Please start your post with a good old YES or NO if you have an opinion.