Friday, October 26, 2007

Gould Report (again!)

I blogged about the Gould Report a couple of times earlier this week ... here and here.

I see that Ron Gould himself has now written a letter to the Chair of the Electoral Commission - which can be found here - that seems to have re-ignited a pretty heated debate about the report's conclusions.

I've read his report a couple of times now, and haven't changed my mind on what I consider to be the main conclusion - that the crux of the problems that occurred on 3rd/4th May was the desperately late arrival of the legislation, which was preceded by very poor forward-planning by everyone involved, and far too much of a focus on politics instead of democracy ... a crucial and, in this case, near fatal difference.

Solution - STV for the Scottish Parliament elections :-)

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