An alternative vote (AV), ranking candidates in 1,2,3 order, allows for a second preference to be redistributed from the lowest-scoring candidate\’s share until one candidate has more than 50% of the vote. It\’s hardly revolutionary, but it makes it worthwhile to vote for a smaller party as first choice, with a second-choice backstop to keep out whichever party you hate most: Greens and others can register their true support. It is such a small change it needs no referendum and should be done right now for the next election.
Umm, no, that\’s not correct at all. Something as basic as how MPs are elected is something we very definitely should have a referendum on. Allowing the current incumbents to change said rules is not something we should be allowing at all.
What is the point of boasting about growing GDP when since 1979, of every extra £100 of growth, £40 has gone to the top 10%?
Oh, that\’s an easy one dear. That the other 90% of the population are £60 better off would be a reasonable justification, don\’t you think?