Yet more AV BS.
It is not unusual under the present voting system to hear politicians indulge in porky pies, in order to cling on to power.
I see that you are at it again.
The current system is unfair because under this system power is simply handed from one “mainstream” party to another, in turn for the ministerial car and other privileges.
After the connected scandals of bonuses and parliamentary expenses, now is surely the time for change.
You seem to agree with me, in that the current electoral system favours both Labour and the Conservatives, but you have gone further by claiming that mainstream parties including your party, deserve this advantage over all others.
Of course you are a baroness who has already made a comfortable landing in the House of Lords, where you are free to ignore the electorate and say what you please. It remains open that Chris Huhne may carry out his threat and challenge you in the Courts for misrepresentation that may effect the outcome of this very important referendum.
History shows us that the current system of voting has created outcomes which are neither democratic, nor at all fair in any respect.
Put “simply” which is how you want it, your notion that “BNP votes are worth more than yours, (Conservatives)” is utter clap trap of the worst scare mongering kind.
In deciding who becomes elected, it is proposed by the Yes campaign that all voters should face the same choice, and that in the final count that ultimately matters, all voters should have just one preference that actually matters.
No voter will be disregarded. Imagine that.
The difference that AV would make, is that everyone has a meaningful choice that would determine the outcome of future elections, and more fairly so, and more proportionately representative of the electorate.
Under the current system, that is not exctly so, and that is of course why the conservatives favour the current system, contrary to what you have repeated in your e-mail.
Labour is of course the other mainstream power and to his great credit, Ed Miliband is in favour of AV. unlike other power-hungry dinosaurs in the Labour Party who oppose it.
I am sorry that a Chairman of the Conservative Party finds the AV system “confusing”. You could of course ask anyone that has voted for “Pop Idol” or “Strictly Come Dancing” for help. They all seemed to get the hang of it quite easily.
You also seem to object to party workers hanging about polling stations, but as far as I know that goes on under the current system. And your objection to party workers telling people how to vote, is offered without a hint of irony, given that this is exactly what you are doing with your e-mail.
It is one thing to be accused of lying in your earlier dispatches about what AV will cost, but I feel that the electorate do mind about Politicians telling lies, and then failing to put the record straight once they are found out.
I am waiting for you to do this. Meanwhile perhaps you would contemplate just how much cash AV will actually save the nation.
I shall be voting YES, and I have been waiting for this opportunity for a lifetime.