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Of future coalitions and political alignments

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2010

Three quick links to must-read articles this past week, all with compelling arguments to make: The Cameroons already thinking the unthinkable (Bagehot, The Economist) Tory MP Nick Boles’ naively sincere suggestion the Tories and Lib Dems will band together at (…)

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Shouldn’t Labour MPs just nominate the candidate they think is best for the job?

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2010

I’ve been intrigued these past couple of days to see the main Labour blogs fall over themselves to argue that the current three front-runners for the Labour leadership – now they have the MP nominations needed to be on the ballot – should urge their parliamentary colleagues to nominate one of the three also-ran contenders […]

How can we sell the Single Transferable Vote to the public?

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2010

The last 24 hours’ focus on voting systems – surely every Lib Dem’s dream come true? – have highlighted just how hard it will be to gain acceptance for the party’s preferred proportional voting system, the single transferable vote.
It’s no surprise that almost all MPs from the two establishment parties, Labour and the Tories, […]



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