And what I said in the Indy

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2010

A brief snippet appeared today with my byline in the Indy here:

Stephen Tall, Co-editor of the ‘LibDem Voice’ blog

“It is absolutely a red line for Liberal Democrat members. I don’t think they are going to be bought by the same committee of enquiry that was offered by the Tories in 1974. We would not want to run the risk of giving up our independent voice in the Commons for that. Electoral reform is an absolute deal-breaker and the devil will be in the detail of what is offered. We need to see a significant concession. I think it is well understood by the leadership that we need a referendum as a bare minimum.”

I’m labelled a ‘Reformer’ alongside Richard Dawkins and Lord Owen. The shoulders you rub against in the quality press, eh.


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by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm. Reply #

Stephen – you will never, ever get your PR – its a pipedream. Even if the Tories offer a vote on AV, do you seriously think that the unedifying scenes we’ve witnessed today will persuade anyone that any kind of PR is preferable to FPTP? This idea that its what everybody wants is nonsense. You guys were the only ones with any interest in voting reform, and (despite the ‘surge’) you lost seats! You are deluding yourselves!

by Jonny Houlton on May 11, 2010 at 2:13 am. Reply #

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