Thursday, 28 April 2011

Would you like to go to the pub? Tough.

I'LL keep this as brief as I can.

I don't like to write about politics and I wholeheartedly believe that somebody's political allegiances are their business alone. But on May 5th we have an opportunity to have a say about the long-term future of how this country is run in a referendum on the voting system for parliamentary elections. I wish that everybody would take this seriously, so I'm making an exception and going to talk about what I think.

The question is, should we keep first past the post (FPTP), or switch to the alternative vote (AV), which is currently used in countries such as Australia, by our own political parties (for deciding leadership) and in our own House of Lords?