The British Labour Party is making a final attempt to woo the Liberal Democrats into a progressive coalition government. Gordon Brown will be cast aside as Prime Minister and [the more] proportional AV electoral system introduced without referendum.
On the other side of that the Tories have given way and agreed to give the Lib-Dems a referendum on proportional representation. The catch however is the Government would be free to campaign against it.
If the only alternative for the Lib Dems is a right-wing Conservative government and a spiked AV referendum, then they should go to Labour.
There is a very clear anti-Conservative majority in the UK and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has responsibility to the progressive voters that put him there.
The message from New Zealand’s experience is two silvers beat a gold; and rightly so. More people voted for the silvers.
Either way, it’s great to see Britain finally on a clearer path to a fairer electoral system.
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