Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cleese on Electoral Reform

Made in 1987, but still largely relevant.

There is of course much being written about the newly announced Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition. Here is one piece of insightful commentary for those interested.


Irith said...

My clever cousin posted this on his facebook profile: 'Just did some sums, according to which the LibDem seats "cost" nearly 120,000 votes each, while the Tory ones cost 35,000 votes each and the Labour ones 33,350. That to me is a real scandal for any self-respecting democracy - and why the current electoral system cannot be tolerated any longer.' (source Gareth Cole) But do people care?

byron smith said...

Some do. About 53,000 so far. Still too small to make much difference, but growing rapidly.