I guess we’ll be doing a lot of mythbusting over the next year or so, so I might as well start now. Iain Dale has just issued a couple of posts about the Alternative Vote and Single Transferable Vote which contains assertions that simply can’t be sustained. Let’s go through them. 1. AV “is probably… Continue reading Electoral Mythbusting 1: Spotlight on Iain Dale
Denis Mollison has an article on Next Left about how STV would work in practice. He also shows off a map of how the UK could be divided up into multi-member constituencies. I really like what Mollison has done here. He hasn’t simply drawn lines on the map but created constituencies based on local authority… Continue reading STV is beautiful
Trevor Phillips thinks it is: The public in this country would, he believes, embrace a black leader but the system would prevent it happening. â€œHere, the problem is not the electorate, the problem is the machine.â€ It was no coincidence that there were only 15 ethnic-minority MPs, he said. â€œThe parties and the unions and… Continue reading Is UK politics institutionally racist?