Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lib Dem MP David Laws Guilty.

David Laws has been found guilty on six charges in relation to false expenses claims. He, or others on his behalf, try to mitigate the offence because he was trying to protect himself and his secret gay lover from media interest. In my opinion that merely compounds the felony. He should resign as an MP immediately.

Interestingly Laws got 55% of the vote in the 2010 general election and 51% in 2005, so would have been elected even under AV. But the Yes2AV campaign claimed that the expenses scandal wouldn't have happened if we'd had AV.

So perhaps somebody who supports AV can explain why getting over 50% under FPTP opens a weak or greedy person to wrongdoing, whereas getting over 50% under AV miraculously removes that temptation?

I only ask because I genuinely don't understand.

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