Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Do you think it would be more likely to win than AV is?
depends which PR system was put forward I suppose. Given the ease with which AV appears to have been swatted aside (mainly by muddying the waters, it has to be said), I dread to think what fun the Tory smear machine would have with campaigning against multi-member constituencies, top-up lists and so on.
and a vast number, over 80% I think, of Labour councillors. And the staffers in the No campaign office are a mix of Conservative and Labour activists.
The parties who are behind the No campaign are those parties who feel they will be ‘worse off’ under a system of AV. No surprises there. But the No campaign has been an ideologically conservative campaign (conservative with a small c) with the arguments for it being most forcefully made and financially back by Conservative supporters (Conservative with a big C). Regardless of whether or not Labour are largely behind it – it’s still very conservative.
Much like the Yes campaign is a more liberal campaign, for the same reasons.
but all things considered, it's not much of a surprise to see so many within Labour - despite their empty-headed pontificating about being 'progressive' - rush to the defence of FPTP when they've just spent 13 years reaping the rewards from it. Their backing is hardly a badge of honour, tbh.
if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...
It shouldn't be, you're right, because this issue isn't a left v right issue and I'm a bit confused as to how it's turned into one.
But, come on, don't be silly.
even though it isn't actually that.