Tying ourselves in knots on referendums

So, should we be having this referendum at all? Three views from different commentators yesterday. Peter Kellner of YouGov thinks not: That’s the trouble with referendums: you ask one question and end up getting the answer to another. Which is why I personally side with two figures who have not featured prominently in this campaign […]

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 […]

Le peuple, c’est moi

He would definitely have wanted a national referendum on the Nutmeg (Weights and Measures) (Supplementary Provisions) Order. Image via Wikipedia I haven’t been following the debate on the EU Referendum Bill (aka the Glorious Patriotic Union Jack Eternal Triumph of Hardworking British Families Patent Referendum Lock to which only the Queen and Winston Churchill from 1940-45 […]