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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

PR

IIRC after 18 years in the wilderness, Labour were promising electoral reform in 1997; until they won a landslide. Then: nothing, not a suasage, nada. Now when it looks like they will lose the next election they are saying what a good idea PR is. (Alan Johnson is, anyway)

Liberals go on about PR all the time, because it is their only chance of getting more power.

So Davey boy, looking at a whopping majority (as long as we don't all vote BNP because we don't like duck houses) is anti-PR and pro FPTP.

Please, someone call me if:
a) a politician is talking about changing to Proportional Representation if they have a big majority under the current FPTP system.

b) a party looking at losing the next election says PR is undemocratic.

Until then - Yawn.

FWIW, I'd go with Frank on the French system, but really, really; it's not a priority right now.

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