Monthly Archives: February 2011
If the Alternative Vote (AV) is so good as a means of electing legislators, why is it used in national parliamentary elections in only Australia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji?
Today this site passed the milestone of having been viewed 50,000 times since it was created less than a year ago. I started the blog during the period of election purdah and Lords of the Blog was out of action. … Continue reading
I am working on material for Tuesday’s Second Reading debate on the Fixed-term Parliaments Bill. The Bill itself was subject to a critical report by the Constitution Committee. The report identified problems with the speed with which the Bill was … Continue reading
The referendum on AV is just over ten weeks away. The campaign has begun, but I doubt if many people have noticed. It will be interesting to see if it does attract attention in the last month, the royal wedding … Continue reading
On Thursday, there was a parliamentary answer to a question from Conservative MP Peter Bone: Peter Bone: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what responsibilities he has in the event of that the Prime Minister is incapacitated and unable to … Continue reading
Yesterday was another long day. Here are a few super-tweets: Breakfast meeting with a graduate student. Constitution Committee: we take evidence from Lord Jay, chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. He says they are considering being proactive in … Continue reading