The referendum on voting
Apologies in advance to anyone who was expecting my first blog to be on something technical
Being of an age where voting is something I do partly in respect of the history of those who lost life and limb to protect our rights I'm currently in a quandary over this seemingly pointless referendum on the Voting system. I say pointless because we are given only two options The AV System or First Past the Post.
More thought into the choices needed to be put into the Referendum choices for it to be meaningful. For a start all the choices of voting system should have been listed including that dreadful Party List PR System used currently to send our Politicians to the shambles called the European Parliament (you know the gravy train where they can't even decide upon which building to base the Parliament in).
The main point that is ripping me apart on voting in the current treferendum though is the fact that unless voting becomes compulsory then as usual the right of many is going to be decided by the few who actually bother to vote at all. In the case of the current Referendum the Tories and UKIP will get their loyal vote out and First past the post will remain