Until recently I had no intention of voting in the AV/FPTP referendum. I couldn’t see it making much difference and was incensed that we are are merely allowed a measly choice of voting systems rather than a referendum on much more critical issues.
However, I’m now persuaded to vote yes to AV. What swung it for me was the realisation that this is probably the only chance I’ll get to hint (and it is only a mild hint) that the present system is rotten to the core and way past its sell-by-date.
AV will favour extremists, we’re told. So the present incumbents aren’t extreme? Record levels of debt, ceding power to the EU without a vote, thieving, lying, nepotism, cronyism and detailed interference in all aspects of daily life. That isn’t extreme?