Tuesday, 26 April 2011


Good debate on Newsnight about AV, with John Denham making the very useful point that there is absolutely no evidence that AV leads to coalitions. In fact, countries which use AV have had fewer coalitions than the many we had in the 20th century under First Past the Post.

If you add that to the lie that AV requires machines - Australia has used the system since 1918 with not a single machine - and you reflect on the desperation of the 'no' campaign requiring David Cameron to step in, the arguments against AV show themselves up as pretty weak.

I must also reiterate that AV is not complex. As I have said before, if you can count to five, you will understand AV.

I hope people will be given facts on which to base their decision on Thursday 5th.

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