A press release, calling for the SNP to get PR-STV for Westminster elections. And The Guardian published a version of this letter on 11th May,
Most MPs were not first-past-the-post because they didn't even reach it. Only 48.6 per cent of the MPs, 316 of them, were elected by a majority of their constituents. Yet they now use majority voting in parliament?
David Cameron got the question wrong in both the 2011 FPP v AV and the Scottish referendums; "careless," as Oscar Wilde would say. In all probability, he will soon rue the day he decided the question on the electoral system would be "FPP or AV?" (i.e., his 1st preference or his 2nd?) After the May general election, there will almost certainly be a hung parliament; so should there be (a minority administration), a majoriy 2- or 3-party coalition, a grand coalition, or, as in Switzerland, an all-party coalition?
But why majority rule? Because decisions are taken by majority vote? If so, then again, why? It is, after all, the most inaccurate measure of collective opinion ever invented. Hence this article on openDemocracy:
And hence, too, this press release, on 7th March.