Author Topic: The Abandonment of Electoral Reform  (Read 1285 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: The Abandonment of Electoral Reform
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2017, 04:03:23 pm »
There's good arguments to be made against proportional representation... the fringe-party aspect being the most obvious.  But these were well-known long before he made the election promise. We talked about fringe parties in European parliaments when I was in high school. For him to trot that out now like it's a recent thing that he's stumbled upon due to Kellie Leitch... is just embarrassingly disingenuous.
To be fair he probably thought that he would simply adopt ranked ballots which does not have the fringe party problem. He did not expect the push back on the need for a referendum which made ensuring ranked ballots would be the choice much tougher.