Saturday, December 29, 2007

Diddlysquat - Labour's achievements on UK electoral reform after ten years

Nicholas Watt in the Observer reports that Gordon Brown has responded positively to Nick Clegg's proposal for a constitutional convention. But we've been here before:

The Liberal Democrats will be encouraged next month when the government publishes a paper on electoral reform, likely to be a key Lib Dem demand if Clegg holds the balance of power in a hung Parliament after the next general election.The paper will outline the pros and cons of the current first-past-the-post system for Westminster elections and the various alternatives.

Come off it! The Jenkins commission produced the "paper" to end all papers on electoral reform, but Labour did diddlysquat about it.

And, oh, look who will be handling the announcement of said "paper". Step forward Jack "Boot" Straw, Putting him in charge of electoral reform is like having Joseph Mengele in charge of a maternity unit.

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