BBC Question Time (12/2/09): open thread

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2009

For the second week running, there’s no Lib Dem representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT) – in fact, to be honest, it looks like it’s going to be a depressingly tedious show this week. But (…)

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Does the Israeli election result prove PR just doesn't work?

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2009

Whenever electoral reform – ie, proportional representation or ‘fair votes’ – is debated, those who oppose it will almost inevitably use a variation on the following arguments: • it produces coalition governments which are weak, divided and indecisive (far better, (…)

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Was Chris Huhne right to say Geert Wilders should be banned from the UK?

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2009

As the BBC reports: A Dutch MP who called the Koran a “fascist book” has been sent back to the Netherlands after attempting to defy a ban on entering the UK. Freedom Party MP Geert Wilders had been invited to (…)

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Jenny Randerson lodges official complaint against Rhodri Morgan with, erm, Rhodri Morgan

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2009

Jenny Randerson AM, Welsh Lib Dem Assembly Member for Cardiff Central, has today lodged an official complaint against Wales’s First Minister Rhodri Morgan amid concerns he may have broken the Ministerial code when discussing school closures in Cardiff. Her letter (…)

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