Thoughts on politics and life from a liberal perspective

Monday, 8 June 2009

Other Reckonings - 8th June 2009

  • Steve Guy thinks Labour could be facing another 20 years in the wilderness
  • Paul Walter asks if Cameron will now criticise the STV PR system that has just given him a stunning victory in Northern Ireland
  • Skipper reckons that Labour's future's in the balance. He used to teach me politics you know. Sort of.
  • Berkshire's number one blogger and MP for Wokingham John Redwood thinks Caroline Flint did not earn any sort of promotion
  • And the first Conservative I ever met who was for electoral reform, Janice Small (She's also Tory PPC for Batley and Spen) writes a very good piece calling for a full debate on which system we should go for on OurKingdom


Cardinal Richelieu's mole said...

Your Berkshire friend's persuasive analysis of Flint is reminiscent of Monbiot's about Blears: what did either of these New Labour people stand for, other than realising their ambition for preferment in office?

Richard T said...

The opponents of PR and the STV always argue about PR systems working against strong stable governments. Setting aside the debate on the validity of this per se, if you look at the dying years of both the Major and Brown governments where unelected factions and individuals weakened thier own government through intrigue, blackmail and outright opposition to its operation, I think it more than arguable that the current voting system has in fact created this situation.

Oranjepan said...

Just to be clear, that's John Redwood who is #1 in Berkshire, not me...