A bit of satire to kick off 2011

Just thought we’d draw your attention to a very amusing article by Irish political blogger Jason O’Mahony on basically how flimsy the defence for our current unfit First Past The Post voting system is. Here’s the start of his amusing swipe-

Say what you will about dunking women to see whether they were witches, but it was decisive, simple, and gave a clear result. True, it tended to throw up ridiculous results, in that the woman either drowned or if she didn’t drown then she was obviously a witch and got torched. So it wasn’t perfect. But you knew where you stood!

The defenders of FPTP seem to take a similar apporach to defending the age old method of electing Members of Parliament. FPTP does not elect a parliament that reflects modern Britain. It has not since the 1930s elected a single party government that won the support of a majority of the British people, although, to be fair, from the 1940s to the 1960s it came close. But today, it is most likely to elect a single party prime minister whom most Brits went into polls and didn’t choose.

You can read the full slice of Jason’s satire here

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