Gordo the Goblin King and his cabinet of all the talentless are giving their support to electoral “reform” that would have seen a swing of over 50 seats from the Conswervatives to Liebour, leaving them with an unassailable lead in perpetuity.
Let’s be very clear about this, politicians should have no involvement in this type of electoral reform because the only people it will benefit are those in control of the British government.
Here’s my wish list for electoral reform:
- Devolution for England. The rest of the UK has it, England should have it too and I don’t mean regional devolution either, I mean national pricing.
- Elections for the post of Prime Minister. Why should the office of Prime Minister be tied to the party system? Why should independent MPs – elected for their policies and character rather than the party they belong to – be barred from leading the country? It’s wrong, anyone should be able to run for Prime Minister without selling their soul to a party.
- Bring back the hereditary peerage. The only way to ensure any chance of opposition or impartiality in the House of Lords is if they’re there by accident of birth rather than patronage of the party with a majority in the Commons.
- Amendment of the Parliament Act. If the Lords reject a bill 3 times in one term of parliament then there must be a very good reason. Allowing the Commons – who are going to vote for whatever will get them elected and/or what their party tells them to do – to simply overrule those objections is wrong. The Parliament Act should be amended to require a binding public referendum on any bill that is rejected by the Lords 3 times in one term of parliament.
- Ban the whip. MPs are supposed to be elected to represent their constituents, not the interests of their party. Extremely poor decisions are regularly made by MPs doing what their party tells them to do rather than what they know to be right or what their constituents want. Parties should be there to form policy, not to force MPs to vote in a particular way.
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