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?
“Good God, they might just do it!”
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!”
Comment is Free: Gordon Brown and the Alternative Vote
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