Prompted by a tweet which, in response to another, read:
"@............. Voting system is just a part of the solution. AV will open the field up to more candidates who risk splitting the vote under FPTP."
I can but make three comments:
1. What is the point of AV when it is being foisted upon us by the political elite, when as I have posted previously here, there are other alternatives available, from which we should be the one's choosing.
2. What is the point of any voting system when the choice of candidates from which the electorate can choose is virtually controlled by the political party in question?
3. More importantly, what is the point changing to any alternative voting system whilst the majority of those we elect appear to come from the same unintelligent, venal pool of candidates who readily accept that their first responsibility is to their party and not to their constituents whose views they are supposed to represent; nor to their country to which they owe the duty of protection from outside influences?
Just asking, you understand............