Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Time for wider political reform

We don't get this opportunity very often, but let us go for it.. We need to go for further than tinkering with who is Speaker. Lets go for an elected House of Lords, the full Freedom of Information Act Labour denied us, a proper written Constitution which among other things limits the power of the Prime Minister, decentralises power away from Westminster/Whitehall and gives us fix term parliaments.
Voting Reform need also to be on the agenda too but we need to be aware that those who have fiddled most appear to be from 'safe' seats. Some PR systems do create very safe seats so we must not be bought off by those who wish to give us ASS or party lists but go for systems which allow the electorate to state their preferences between candidates