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I blame Tony Blair
mini me + poo
lovingboth
Not for the usual reasons but because of the failure to introduce PR when he had the power to do so following 1997. He had said he would, of course.

But Labour went 'Oooh, we've won big' and preferred the certainty of giving the Tories absolute power on just over a third of the vote in future to the certainty of having to share power themselves.

If there are any Labour MPs who would oppose electoral reform, can they please move to Scotland, now?

This entry was originally posted at http://lovingboth.dreamwidth.org/546782.html, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - comment count unavailable have and if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.

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I'm not sure PR would materially improve this election outcome. We'd probably have a Tory plus UKIP coalition on this vote share, which I for one think would be much worse.

Hmm, depends on the system and how much people's voting changes with it.

Voting here was pointless, for example, and I don't know what people would do if it wasn't.

This, I suspect, lies behind Lord Ashcroft's newfound passion for electoral reform. I'd naturally still support some form of proportional representation, regardless, both out of fairness and the fact that it would open the gates to a great deal more political diversity (in my case, the Greens).

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