Thursday, May 05, 2011

Seduced by ideas ...

We're all feeling somewhat relieved this morning following Clare's encouraging diagnosis yesterday at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. However, this post is on a different topic.

If, as the polls suggest, the vote goes against AV today then there will be lots of media talk about how conservative the British public are and privately, how self-defeatingly stupid. Liberal (small 'l') media types such as Fry, Izzard and Firth will castigate the undoubted lies and distortions of the 'NO' campaign.

But in their attachment to abstract ideals of 'democracy' and 'harmony' they miss what non-intellectuals have easily grasped. AV means more Liberals in parliament and most people want no part of that.