by Jill Hope on 25 April, 2011
DID Nick Clegg call the AV a miserable little compromise? He’s often quoted as having said it.
Nick said: “AV is a baby step in the right direction – only because nothing can be worse than the status quo. If we want to change British politics once and for all, we have go to have a quite simple system in which everyone’s votes count. We think AV-plus is a feasible way to proceed. At least it is proportional – and it retains a constituency link.
“The Labour party assumes that changes to the electoral system are like crumbs for the Liberal Democrats from the Labour table. I am not going to settle for a miserable compromise thrashed out by the Labour Party”
Thanks for this clarification from Andrew Emmerson.
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