bruno's blog

Say NO to AV

Politicians already promise what they can't deliver to win the support of enough voters to get past the post. Under AV, they'd have to promise even more to even more groups, to get their second-preference votes, meaning even more broken promises or even more expensive government. Once they were in, they would be under no more pressure to deliver than before. When the LibDems say that AV will make MPs work harder for more people, what they mean is that it will make candidates lie harder to more people. That may not bother the LibDems, but it bothers me.

Guest post: Ashley Hutton on Double British Summertime

I'm writing to tell you that I've seen the light ( and I hope you will too. In fact over 7,000 people have signed up in the past few days alone.

Everybody loves the sunshine, but right now we set our clocks so that we get less of it in our lives than we could. For big parts of the year, most of us sleep through hours of sunlight in the mornings and then use expensive and energy-hungry electric lighting to keep out the dark nights.

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