As an amendment to yesterdays blog, ‘Politics for beginners’, I’d just like to add that I think that this is only the second election in my lifetime that has a chance of achieving some electoral reform. The other one was possibly the election of 1987.
Electoral reform is important, because it progresses everyone’s ability to have a voice in Parliament. If we have Proportional Representation, then all the smaller parties have the chance to have some representation in parliament and government. This means that The Green Party will potentially have more representation. The fact that it also means that the BNP will potentially have more representation can be mollified by the actions of the parliament we put in place.
Equality is the master of prejudice. We are who we are, we are what we are and we are where we are. Wholesale movement of people on the scale of the 90s and naughties is very unlikely to happen again before the deluge, so that the social unrest created by immigrant populations is going to abate considerably as the children of those immigrants become British in the widest sense, thus diminishing the message and effectiveness of organisations like the BNP.
None the less, make no mistake, this election represents the best chance we have for electoral reform in my lifetime. And I’m just about a thousand years old now. I feel that it’s important to have the power residing in the maximum amount of people voting. Electoral reform will give us that. A vote for the Liberal Party will help to achieve this, because they are the ONLY party who have advocated it in their manifesto. They are the only party to want to move on it after the election. They need the power to do that. Voting tactically is probably going to achieve a political step forward in your lifetime. It maybe the only one you get.
You can vote against adopting the Euro, and jump other such hurdles as they arrive.