Big Society vs Proportional Representation

This will be my last post on the subject of politics for some time. Tomorrow is election day and even though blogging is not yet subject to the oversight of Ofcom the convention of not campaigning on election day seems like a good one to follow. The campaign has taken a certain negative turn, a …

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Interesting Times

The election race in my constituency just got a lot more interesting. The suspension of the local Labour candidate offers up some interesting options for the voters. While the Tory incumbent has a fairly healthy majority he does benefit from a splitting of the opposition vote. Despite kicking the candidate out (who would never win …

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Seconds out, round two

The knives are well and truly out for Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats ahead of tonight’s debate. They can’t exactly complain now they have been propelled from third party to potential front-runners (modulo electoral effects). While the “scrutiny” offered by the British press is predictably smear-like I’m hoping it’s policies that will come under …

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