Tag: Politics

Democracy’s nasty secret

It’s been said often enough – democracy is the worst possible system of government apart from all the others, it’s two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner, it’s the tyranny of the majority or even,…

An Alternative vote?

After the recent Canadian Federal General Election, I was surprised to find out that the Alternative Vote system of election has been tried and discarded in British Columbia, Canada. In the early 1950’s no less. Back in the UK, the…

Canadian election results

After a number of years of minority governments, the Canadian electorate has finally decided they want stability, and have given Harper’s Conservatives a twelve seat majority. Results from election Canada, here. Big changes in Quebec (Which has rather the same…