Tuesday, 26 April 2011

More on the AV Vote

Guido quite rightly points out that the Yes vote deploying Peter Mandelson to encourage you to change the political system is a bit incongruous vis a vis their claim about AV reducing corruption and make MPs work harder. This is mostly due to the fact that there hasn’t been a dodgier little shit in the British political process since they got rid of Old Sarum in the 1832 Reform Act.

The other thought that occurred to me this morning is that First Past the Post is almost as good as an IQ test. All the people that vote Nazi, Yogic Flying Party, Socialist Worker Party, Official Monster Raving Loony Party and Liberal Democrat find that their votes don’t count. Since we’re not allowed to test for how many hours you sit on your arse watching Jeremy Kyle; the First Past the post system is the next best thing for weeding out those who aren’t best suited for the rigours of Parliamentary democracy.


Anonymous said...

Surely by definition if mandelsleaze is in favour anybody with an IQ in double figures or better should be doing the exact opposite. He never acts except in his own self interest, his belief is that changing the voting ssytem will ensure that there will never be a right of centre, still less a conservative government. Ever.

marksany said...

I'd agree if it wasn't for the fact that FPTP delivered 13 years of Blair, Balls and Brown, voted for by our large minority of retards.

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