A few days ago I noticed on Twitter a plea from the Electoral Reform Society asking for more members and after a few moments consideration I thought, Why not?
I have just received an email confirming that my membership has been accepted, the text of which I reproduce:
"Thank you for joining the Electoral Reform Society, it’s great to have you on board.There are big problems with politics in Britain; a disengaged and dissatisfied electorate; under-representation of women in parliament and a Medieval House of Lords - to name but a few. We look forward to working with all our members to build a democracy we can all be proud of."
They got the first example right, however if they think that the next two most pressing problems with our democracy are the under representation of women in parliament and a Medieval House of Lords, then I relish the opportunity of becoming involved in any debates that may be held.
That there is only one form of democracy for which I hanker is, I believe, now well known - and it sure as hell does not include the Electoral Reform Society!