Therefore we must have proportional representation:
I confess that as a student I saw how when engaged in politics those you could trust the least were always on your own side. That heavily informed my decision to observe but stay out of party politics. I suspect the rise of single issues campaigning has been the consequence of many others making the same observation. But some chose the political path knowing that risk, and today they govern this country. Except one has to wonder for how much longer that might be the case.
It is apparent that Labour is not a happy place.
Now it is more than apparent that the same is true in the Conservatives.
The LibDems look life expired and the time will come when the SNP will fight internally: it is inevitable.
But that means we need a political system that reflects the reality of division within the country. The politics we have can longer support the uniformity of opinion that first part the post demands.
Why, oh why, can’t we now liberate debate with a proportional representation system? Its time has come.
Because of course replacing first past the post with party list PR entirely stops that sort of internal subterfuge, doesn’t it? You know, like the MEP lists and elections do?