Saturday, 7 May 2011

AV rejected


The AV referendum that the Liberal Democrats insisted on as their price for joining the coalition has been overwhelmingly rejected.  This means that Britain can still elect governments that are, at least theoretically, accountable to the people rather than an unending stream of backroom deals.  As a bonus, Mr Nicholas Clegg comes off looking like a right nana and is convinced that nobody likes him.
On the down side, the SNP hold a majority in the Scottish parliament for the first time, which means that the United Kingdom is now that much closer to dissolution--a threat that was regarded as the stuff of cranks until New Labour brought in devolution.

Thank you very much, Mr Blair.  By once again fixing what wasn't broken you've turned a settled issue into a crisis.

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