European Digital Rights has recently started a campaign in for the 2014 EP elections entitled “WePromise”. The basis for the campaign is a good one – it proposes a clear and simple charter of digital rights, and then asks for MEP candidates to support it, and for voters to pledge […]
Tag: Election Systems
I’m no fan of First Past the Post. It distorts the UK election system in so many ways. But much as I dislike the system, it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future. So what can be done to improve it, even if just marginally?
So we have a Tory-Lib Dem coalition. Masses has been written about all the pros and cons of this, and I may return to some more themes in a later post. But for the moment I want to focus on the constitutional reform issues that have been thrown up over […]
As coalition negotiations endure between Tories and Lib Dems there’s much bemoaning the chance to reform the UK’s election system supposedly missed by Tony Blair in the years immediately after 1997. If only Blair had been bold then, we would not be in the mess we’re in today goes the […]
I’ve talked to a number of friends, in the UK and elsewhere, about the need for a new election system in the UK. Most of my friends are politics nerds, yet I have been astounded by the lack of clear thinking about the pros and cons of the alternative sorts […]