Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Don't Tell Me We Live In A Democracy

Isn't it wonderful that someone can become an MP eight years after their first attempt with fewer votes yet a higher proportion of the total vote? Three cheers for voter apathy and constituency boundaries.
The fairest solution would be a bicameral system with one chamber elected on a constituency first past the post basis and the second elected on a national proportional represention basis with party lists.
Or have a one man one vote system (it's Gordon Brown who has the only vote) like we have now. Except I'm the dictator. Where do I start?


Anonymous said...

I see that Gordon's aide, Anne Snelgrove, was/is a keen supporter of the National Bullying Helpline... ooops.

Gallimaufry said...

And she made her excuses and left pretty sharpish - I wonder why - was it entirely due to Ann Widdecombe* (shudder) becoming a patron?

*avoiding AW is an eminently sensible course of action in all circumstances.

He's Spartacus said...

She was also one of the most vocal in denying the bullying allegations.

Nothing to do with her slender 1,300 majority, of course.

Gallimaufry said...

Or the fact that she's GB's PPS or bag carrier as they are unkindly referred to. Is this Nulabour's Election theme music?

OT He's Spartacus: what a brilliant blog title, made me laugh.