Via Twitter, Tom Griffin alerts me to an article by Philip Stevens claiming that by ruling out supporting Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg has thrown away his negotiating position for forming a reforming coalition government with the Labour Party. There are only two problems with this article: Stevens clearly has no idea how the UK constitution… Continue reading Should Clegg cuddle up with Gordon Brown?
That was my reaction to the Sunday Times/YouGov poll today suggesting that Labour had managed to close the Tory lead down to just 2 points. While I expected the polls to close as election day drew nearer, and wouldn’t even be surprised by a margin such as that come 6 May, I never expect it… Continue reading “Good God, they might just do it!”
Wondering what I think of Labour’s plans for a referendum on electoral reform? Well wonder no longer! The alternative vote is a small but significant step forward in the ongoing campaign for a fair electoral system fit for the 21st century. On a good day. Maybe. … If Brown’s system of choice bores campaigners, what… Continue reading Comment is Free: Gordon Brown and the Alternative Vote