Hmm, well one person has decided to get all party political with the proportional representation debate.
Forgetting the arguments about PR versus FPTP, which are well rehearsed on both sides, what interests me is the Lib Dem obsession with PR. It tells you everything you need to know about them. They donâ€™t believe they have the policies, the calibre of staff, or a leader thatâ€™s good enough to be voted into government. Nor apparently do they ever expect they will. Thatâ€™s why they put all their hopes for gaining real political power into a change of political system.
The thing about FPTP, though, isn’t just that it makes it difficult for smaller parties to gain power. It also makes it difficult for equally-sized parties to gain power. The current system is shamelessly biased towards Labour.
Such a lack of ambition and conviction is embarrassing. If they donâ€™t have the confidence to believe they can ever form a government on their own merit, then why should anybody else?
That’s nothing. The real embarassment is that Labour need to cling on to such an antiquated system in order to remain in government. A majority of 66, but with just 35% of the votes! Genius!
Looking into PR was a Labour manifesto commitment in 1997. Sure enough, they commissioned the Jenkins Report. And then ignored the report’s recommendations.
Police later used powers under the Terrorism Act to prevent Mr Wolfgang’s re-entry…
Now hecklers can be terrorists aswell! Brilliant! Before long, everybody will be able to join in!