Thursday, December 20, 2007

Who wins from AV ?

The Mole reports that PR with AV is to be dangled in from of Nick Clegg by Jack Straw.

So who wins from alternative votes (AV) ?

The assumption of Jack Straw must be Labour and the Lib Dems, but is that true ?

AV undermines the Lib Dems great success with tactical voting "Only the Lib Dems can Win here" etc. Some of their current MPs will lose their seats perhaps.

How will it affect the minor parties ? In theory they should want full blown PR, but AV may allow people to register "support" for minor parties and still get their vote for the major ones.

And anyway should a government be allowed to just change the constitution to suit itself ? ( My answer is no - but I don't think there is anything, apart from common decency - and we know that doesn't apply to shameless Labour - to stop them ).

2 comments:

UK Daily Pundit said...

Congratulations on a good year's blogging. It's not easy when there's plenty of other things to be getting on with, but you've served your party well. Have a good xmas and a blogtastic new year.

Man in a Shed said...

Thanks - a happy Christmas to you and yours.