In the last few months I have lost count of the number of senior Conservatives who have gone on the record as claiming that AV gives some voters "more than one vote". Indeed the No2AV campaign which is being led from the front by the Conservatives is soon to launch their next phase entitled "Keep One Person One Vote". Look, Matthew Elliot the No2AV campaigns director has just been given a plum spot on ConservativeHome today to evangelise about this.
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
My friend Emma from off of Scarlet Standard wrote a blogpost the other day entitled: "What is the Cause of Labour’s Cuts Problem?". I'm not going to try and answer that in detail here, but something Emma mentioned in her post regarding how a majority of the public still appear to blame Labour for the cuts got me thinking:
The problem I have, is that we don’t know why they blame us.Do they blame us because the Tory narrative that we overspent on public services has caught on? It’s a populist narrative that probably does have a lot of traction despite both a lack of serious veracity and the fact that until the crash the Tories were planning to match us for spending.
Monday, 21 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
Something in David Cameron's anti-AV speech a few weeks back stood out for me:
It's not my job to tell you exactly how the system works - that's for the 'yes' campaign to explain.But even if it was my job, I'll be honest with you, I don't think I could.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
The primary focus of the reporting of the Barnsley Central by-election result has been on the fact that the Lib Dems came sixth. This is bad news for the party and there is no point in Lib Dems claiming otherwise.
Posted by Mark Thompson at 12:02