|Go And Vote.
||[May. 5th, 2011|08:49 am]
Normally in my "GO AND VOTE" posts, I don't specify for whom or what. (other than "not the BNP")
However, this time, I think I will. Vote "Yes" to AV.
The question is not "Do you like Nick Clegg?" (irrelevant)
The question is not "Do you like the coalition?" (the Tories are against AV anyway)
The question is not "is AV the best possible system?" (almost certainly not - I favour multi-member STV myself, you may disagree, which is fine, it's arguable)
The question is not "Do you want to spend £250m on BABIES or LET THEM DIE?" (actual lies)
The question is: "Do you think AV is, overall, better than First Past The Post?"
It really is. If you want to get academic, it is closer to fulfilling the Condorcet criterion than FPTP, which means the winner of a constituency is more likely to represent the average views of her constituents. (see it explained by cats)
If you think a representative of a constituency should represent the views of that constituency in a representative democracy, vote for AV.