AV: Enough of Coalitions Already. Vote “No”

Rant directed at the Independent after their whiney leader article slamming the “No” campaign without analysing the failure of the “Yes” campaign to get its message across:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-banish-apathy-and-vote-to-change-politics-for-the-better-2278386.html

Sirs,

You don’t half talk some bollocks sometimes! A big slab of the leader article today boils down to one thing: the Yes campaign hasn’t got enough spirit in it to put its message across. This is disguised as an extended whine at the Tories, rather than criticising the Yes campaign for wheeling out hated politicians and D-list celebrities and expecting to be taken seriously.

AV *will* produce more coalitions in the UK – that’s why the LibDems are desperate to get it in place. Coalitions make up policy after the election, after everyone has had their say. Therefore nobody gets to vote on coalition policies and they have no mandate whatsoever.

I have yet to see an effective rebuttal of this, and as such I shall be voting “No” tomorrow.

I would rather see a government with a minority mandate than a coalition with zero mandate.

AV doesn’t improve democracy, it destroys what little we have.

Paul Harper

… and bless ’em, despite editing out the first sentence (ahem!) and despite it being totally against their own stance, they published it on the morning of the voting day:

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