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The Independent continues it’s electoral reform rant

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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Today, The Indy have officially launched their ‘Campaign for Democracy’. Whilst I’m not wild about the name of the campaign, and I’m a little bored of their continual front pages and leaders about the story, I am in general agreement that this country is in need of some form of electoral reform, and would encourage you to sign their petition. Even if it only stimulates debate about which direction our voting system should be taking, then it will have been worth the effort. So give it a click, and fill in the form.

This 592nd post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.

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