Unlock Democracy welcomes Compass call for Electoral Reform
Commenting on the publication of Compass's "No turning back: a manifesto for change," Director of Unlock Democracy Peter Facey said:
"We warmly welcome Compass's call for electoral reform and view it highly significant that a respected and central part of the wider Labour Movement has come out in favour of this crucial reform.
"Far too many people within Labour still cling to the notion that politics must be tribalist and limited to two parties. This flies in the face of all the evidence which shows were are moving towards a multi-party system. Both Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party are now in government, while the Liberal Democrats now have more MPs than at any time since the 1930s.
"The existing electoral system has failed to stop this fundamental shift but it does now threaten to make our political system increasingly unstable, unrepresentative and unresponsive. It needs to be put out of its misery and replaced with something fit for the 21st century.
"Compass should be congratulated for forcing this issue up the political agenda."
The full manifesto can be found here: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/news/item.asp?n=4043
A multiparty system? How very 'democratic' of them. Means that you won't have the option of finding a party you can agree with; you'll have to agree with everyone and compromise incessantly and, in the end, be crushed entirely by herds of Averages because, after all, the 'greatest number' is the only number that counts.
In '70s America, the Communist party didn't bother fielding candidates because both parties had included all their principles in their agendas. Looks as though we're heading towards the same unitrack collectivist nightmare.