- From: "wulfit" <wulfit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 May 2010 12:29:24 +0100
The news yesterday was that some Tory "leaders" were very angry at the suggestion of electoral reform as part of a possilble compromise deal with the Lib Dems. The leaders of all three parties have said they want reform. Exactly who these Tory "leaders" are is unclear but what they are angry about is equally unknown.
There has been lots of discussion about reform to both Houses, but little or nothing about reform to the way to the monarchy works, depending on which google search thread you follow.
I'm intrigued as to exactly what makes the Tory "leaders" so angry - exactly what changes do they fear? Is it that they want to keep the gerrymandering that happens in the UK and which by nature is generally very unfair, although it allegedly usually favours Labour? Or is it that they would lose some, or many, privileges, which suggests the HOL? I am curious to know the details and their justification for keeping the status quo, when some parts of the status quo are indefensibly unfair, depending on your point of view. For example, an hereditary HOL as opposed to an elected upper house, and first-past-the-post versus proportional representation or the preferential voting system for the lower house.
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