Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Electoral Reform is a No Brainer?

OK, who but an anorak like me would eagerly view at least some of the Party Election Broadcasts on BBC iPlayer? Alas it seems nobody but me has picked up on the Chief Tory of Scotland extolling the virtues of Regional Assemblies and Proportional Representation:-

'The great thing about this election, and this parliament, is you vote for what you want. You don't have to vote for a party you don't like because there is a party you like even less, you actually vote for the policies you want and for the politicians you believe in.'

I should have written to Ramsey McClegg's mate in downing street to check that he is supporting Electoral Reform......

I'm Voting YES!

I will be Voting Yes on May 5th.

I've a horrible fear that its in the bag for the NO campaign who have blatantly distorted and lied. Political advertising is one thing, spin, distortion even.

Anyway, the central question in the referendum is not who will benefit and who will 'lose' under either Plurality Voting (PV, 'First Past the Post is a misnomer which has been picked up by the NO campaign in their broadcast). It is not about Ramsey McClegg and the Fib-Dems. It is Electoral Reform YES or NO? Our current corrupt system of STOLEN VOTES?

First off I do wish that Dan Snow's explanation could have been broadcast. The YES campaign were right to point out that under our current system we have had the MPs expenses scandal. But likesay well done Dan Snow....

Secondly hats off to this livejournaler (not a proper blogger alas) pointing out some of the absurdities and outright lies of the NO campaign

and forty years from now after 40 years of continued minority rule, probably thatcherite tory misrule and ruin, perhaps we will be singing I voted YES....

really better post this and run as I have a coach to catch.....

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