Thursday, March 08, 2007

insincere voting

The aftermath of last nights voting on House of Lords reform is just beginning. The first accusation I heard this morning is that there was a lot of insincere voting in favour of the most radical option. Theresa May hints at it in her quote on the BBC.
Of course this was always bound to happen as they had rejected any form of preferential voting, and instead used multiple FPTP votes. As FPTP is a system that relies on insincere voting the result was almost inevitable.
The next battle will be ensuring the fully elected option makes it into the final version of the bill, and then the turkeys have to vote for christmas.

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