Despite working in the Treasury on Black Wednesday, David Cameron has decided that now is the time to attack John Major’s government, calling it, erm, “bad”. In making the case for maintaining First Past The Post, Cameron has insisted:
“In 1997 the country needed change. It was a decisive result.”
Perhaps Dave should take a look at the “No” campaign’s own website, where he would learn that the Alternative Vote would have “dramatically exaggerated the winners’ majority”. Labour’s majority in 1997 was 179, but “Tony Blair would have had a majority of 245 MPs under AV.”
Would that have been decisive enough for the Conservative Party?