Monday, 15 October 2007

Vote Nick Clegg

Sad to see Ming step down but I think it was pretty inevitable. The King is dead, long live the King. I hope Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, will put his name in the hat and if so he'll get my vote for leader. Nick is a former Euro-MP for the East Midlands and I have now doubt could lead us onward to victory.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Fixed Term Parliaments

All the farce about a possible election over the past few weeks has led me once again to consider the benefits of fixed term parliaments. Other countries operate this quite successfully so why shouldn't we. At the moment the Government of the day can choose the timing of the election and inevitably pick a time which most suits them. This is acting in their interests, but not necessarily the country's interests.

Surely in a modern democracy we can cope with fixed length parliaments, preferably of four years in duration. That was everyone knows where they are and this silly phoney war doesn't happen. If we were really bold and coupled it with sensible hours for parliament actually sitting ans introduced more efficient voting methods then we could make it somewhere where things actually got done.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Brown Running Scared

So Gordon Brown has announced that there won't be an election this year. After allowing so much speculation to occur it's obvious taht he was intending to go to the country in November, so he's obviously beeen worried by recent poll results. I don't mean opinion polls, but genuine votes in genuine elections. The 1,000 votes that Labour lost, mostly to the Lib-Dems, in the Coalville by election on Thursday must have helped to make up his mind. Where people are offered a choice they are turning more and more to the Lib-Dems, and that must worry Labour half to death.