Monday, 28 July 2014

Let's Get this Straight

As the date for the great referendum approaches, the intensity of pish and waffle and wishful thinking has multiplied. Today I once again hear of 'getting the government we voted for'.
Just as a bit of background to all these arid discussions, we should remember that in 2010, (in Scotland), just over 1M voted for Labour, just under 900K for the Coalition parties, and about 500K for independence. So, perhaps, we didn't get the Government 'we' voted for, but leaving aside the vagaries of the first past the post system, it could quite rightly be claimed that actually we did.
That is, 1.9M voted for parties who accept that the party of Government of the UK is that party that wins across the whole of the UK.

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