Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Voting matters ...

Personally, in all the political circumstances, I thought the set-piece speech from Gordon Brown today not only came across pretty well but contained that difficult-to-achieve mix of 'past achievements' and 'future offer' ...

... the BBC has full coverage of the wide range of reactions to the events of the afternoon!

On a purely personal note, huge disappointment about the commitment to a referendum on AV (the Alternative Vote) - to be held after the next election.

Yes, the Leader of the Labour Party has finally admitted that First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) is no longer fit for a modern, pluralist democracy: that's quite an admission!

--- but potentially replacing it with 'another' majoritarian system would not be, if you'll forgive the pun, my first preference :-(

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