Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are Labour Peers Time-Wasting?

If it is purely to slow down the Referendum Bill going onto the statute books, then I agree and it is unfair and insulting to the electorate, but if as I believe, and as Lord Falconer says, that it is to deal with the amendment regarding boundary changes, then it is fair and just and a brave attempt to stop Tory/Lib Dem gerrymandering. In which case Ed Miliband is not guilty of weak leadership as Baroness Warsi disingenuously says, but rather allowing an opportunity to separate the thistles from the plants.

2 comments:

Man in a Shed said...

Equal sized constituencies - abolishing the new rotten boroughs - is hardly gerrymandering. Its democracy at work. What a shame Labour are so keen to prevent equality between voters.

Paul Burgin said...

I never had you down as an AV supporter? ;-)