Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Chris Huhne, Lib Dem Brats and the AV Referendum

I can't believe Chris Huhne is still whining and griping about the No campaign before the referendum on Thursday. Every time he opens his mouth he reminds me of an old phrase my mum used to use to whingeing kids: "Stop yarling or I'll give you something to yarl about". I suspect that Huhne is yarling because he knows they have lost the referendum but isn't man enough to take his medicine.

The problem with the Lib Dems crying foul about the No campaign misleading the electorate is that the Lib Dems have been the biggest misleaders of the electorate for decades. Even in the referendum campaign they have misled. For example:

They claim that the expenses scandal wouldn't have happened with AV. Lie!

They claim that MPs would not have seats for life under AV. Lie!

They claim that MPs would have to work harder under AV. Lie!

The Liberal Democrats have had too many years of being able to come out with outrageous promises knowing they would never be in a position to implement or break them. Now they are actually part of the Coalition we can all see what a bunch of vacuous, juvenile poseurs the likes of Clegg, Huhne and Cable actually are.

In recent weeks I have gone from being an AV supporter to being adamantly opposed to it, indeed I have already used my postal vote against. I wasn't so much persuaded by the No campaign, rather by the childish and simplistic campaign run by the supporters of AV. Don't pretend your campaign is about making politics more accountable and less shallow by coming out with nonsense such as the above, backed up by a bunch of publicity hungry media whores like Eddie Izzard, Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley. That's not just shallow it's tacky and patronising.

Try harder next time.

If you are interested in my other posts on AV please click on the Alternative Vote label below.


Anonymous said...

Well, it's not so much "join the club", but you have been one of the voices to have changed my mind.

This is really about one type of party - a party that gets itself into second or third place by being all things to all men - in short the LibDems.

It should be about something more than getting into power.

Guthrum said...

I have been pro PR all my life, AV ain't PR

Gregg said...

Exactly. Either PR or FPTP is the only way, AV is just a cheap fix.

I would prefer a form of PR too as you know. Hope all is well.