self interest…

The upcoming AV referendum campaigns began  yesterday, with Cameron and Clegg, giving lacklustre speeches, if this is the depth of the debate to be had, there may as well be no campaigns at all.

Cameron gave us the idiotic argument that AV will produce coalitions regularly and lead to back-room deals, (experienced in this approach no doubt) but it was obvious (watching) that he would of rather been somewhere else doing something else.

Clegg said it would be a start to a ‘new’ politics, and we all know where that got us.He argued for a new politics, at the 2010 general election, in favour of coalitions and ‘agreement’ between parties, but has obviously not noticed the polls, which overwhelmingly show that “England does not like coalitions”

It is obvious the only ones who want the yes campaign to win, are those who will benefit from it, the liberal democrats, certainly would as would the ‘others’ greens, ukip, etc… but as Clegg said before the GE last year it is a ‘miserable little compromise’ which even those whom support it, will want it to be changed again to full PR, most likely STV. Notice all those in favour say it is a ‘step’ in the right direction.

It may not matter either way, how they are elected, most people nowadays do not even bother to turn out and vote, apathetic, not just because of the expenses scandal, the apathy has been going on for longer than that, a change in the voting system is hardly going to make the slightest bit of difference.

If the government, and the interest groups opposing and favouring change -want to waste money, let them, but the fact is it is Clegg who demanded this. The economy is not getting any better – it is getting worse, if you had not noticed tuesday economists where talking of a W, so it is proof that the coalition is not in ‘the national interest’ and never will be.


2 Responses to self interest…

  1. WitteringWitney says:

    Agreed pj, bar one point. I don’t believe AV will help UKIP or any of the smaller parties – only full PR would do that.

    • pixijade says:

      Ukip will have a good chance, as the votes are recounted several times before the 50% target is reached. maybe next time Farage won’t choose such a difficult seat to win either.

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