AV and strong leaders

Most of the arguments used so far against AV have been so dubious or downright misleading that it’s a pleasure to come across an argument against based on a description of what democracy is for. Paul Sagar’s review of James Forder‘s The Case against Voting Reform provides an argument against AV based on the political […]

Lunchtime list for May 26th

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: The collapse of the euro would open the door to democracy – Lots of euro stuff recently, much from a technical perspective, so here's a counterbalance in a traditional UK-Eurosceptic article from Simon Heffer. His thesis: that the end of the Euro, […]

Lunchtime list for 23 May 2010

Here are the articles and web pages the Talk Issues team recommend today: How proportional is PR for Black and ethnic minority people? – Dr Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust considers the impact of AV and proportional representation on BME representation. (Left Foot Forward) Local collaboration will be even more necessary in the tough […]

We need an informed discussion on our voting system

Whatever the outcome on 6th May it looks like electoral reform will be a major issue in the next few years. In fact there’s only one outcome – a working Conservative majority – under which it’s not immediately on the table and if the Liberals increase their vote significantly anyway it’s hard to see how […]

How strong is my Vote? The problem of Electoral Reform

Voting reform frequently graces the pages of manifestos, but rarely leaps into the realms of reality. Our First Past the Post System arguably presents to us a limited choice, a disproportionate two horse race. With recent scandals and recessions could electoral reform help reach out to those who have been left feeling a little disillusioned, […]