The joys of transferable voting - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal
|The joys of transferable voting||May. 28th, 2004 10:45 am|
With a whole two weeks to go, Ken has finally let us see one aspect of his "policy". Hope we didn't rush him too much.|
Unfortunately for him, I still distinctly prefer Simon's policies in this area.
And thanks to the transferable voting scheme I can vote for him without the worry that I'm "wasting" a vote that might stop that Tory nutter getting in - I can still cast my second choice on the populist ticket and give it to Ken.
However I'm loath to even give Ken that much credit for the effort he's put into declaring his policies. Two weeks to go and he's finally made one aspect available online, which copies the Lib Dem line in most areas and loses the plot in others. Perhaps he feels that we should let his past speak for him (and admittedly he's done some good) - but that past was acheived as an Independent, and Ken's now sold himself back into the Labour fold. We can either believe that he'll be independent anyway, and try to carry on those past policies in conflict with his national party, or that he'll just take the Nu Labour line that's cheerfully fucking over the rest of the country.
Fortunately there's the option of Simon Hughes. While his website photo may be prone to scaring small children, his policies - all consistent with, and supported by, national and federal Lib Dem policies - seem to me to have the edge on what Ken's so far admitted to, and also have the additional benefit of being published! Download the "London United" document for full details for the various representative levels - the federal policy of tackling all matters at the appropriate degree of locality means that the party does have a genuinely integrated strategy, which should help avoid the constant battling between levels that's still too often seen.
At the bottom line I'm more interested in seeing people vote than telling them who to vote for, however (assuming it's not one of the various faces of the Lunatic Right). So read the policies as you find them, and make your own minds up, but FFS let's not give anything away to the BNP-alikes.
(no subject) - (Anonymous)