The proposal to change the voting system came about because the current voting system is undemocratic, unfair, and unrepresentative of the will of the electorate.
John Reid was on Breakfast TV today repeating your mantra that some votes are counted more than others. This is of cause nonsense but the No Campaign is happy to keep saying this to mislead and scare off the odd “Yes” vote.
The other unpleasant tactic of the No campaign is to deliberately confuse and confound anyone incapable of comprehending the unfairness of the present system, so they may then claim that the proposed system, is a “complicated process, which could cost the taxpayer millions.” That is not true is it?
I would argue that the current system has given power to minorities who created one costly mess after another. For examples, the Poll Tax, and even the current banking crisis.
Your proposed “NO” vote, supporting the current flawed system is supported by the BNP and by David Cameron, both of whom seek power beyond their reach under a fairer system.
Perversely that does not stop the NO campaign implying that a YES vote advantages the BNP. The BNP is contemptible, but so is your reasoning designed to deceive and bewilder the electorate.
AV has the potential to save the country billions of tax payers money. Politicians will be made to work harder, in order to get elected, and then to pass laws. No more power mad experiments with public money. No more foreign adventures that we cannot afford.
A vote for AV is the first step for getting rid of the current unfair system, that has done so much damage, for a lifetime.
I shall be voting YES, and I have been waiting for this opportunity for a lifetime.