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.
Ireland. Yet again, abortion is on the agenda. Another referendum? Or a preferendum? The article is in Village magazine, Oct. 2014: http://www.villagemagazine.ie/index.php/page/2/
See also 2014-13, for a Village article on China.
A Dec. 2014 article on China is in Village magazine, [see above].
With lectures from 2013 shown in bold, the 2014 China lecture tour included:
13th Oct Lánzhōu North-West Normal University (see photo)
6th Nov Táiběi, National Taiwan University
3rd Dec Nánjīng University
9th Dec Xúzhōu University again (see 'Practical Examples')
29th Dec Zūnyì University
(See also 2015-1, 2014-11 and 2013-13/11.)