May 8th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
Re: Cameron speech
Indeed: this is clearly merely the initial probe to see whether the LibDem leadership would go for cabinet posts instead of electoral reform. Personally, I don't think that's going to fly with the LibDem rank & file, who are likely to stiffen the spines of the leadership & demand electoral reform.
Indeed, under PR (of some sort) I look forward to a lovely new political grouping around the Orange Book LibDems & the socially liberal left wing of the Tory which I might actually be able to vote for! The far right of the Tories knows that under PR they're finished, which is why they rage against it.
One possible outcome might be a fully proportional elected second chamber: I think both sides might be able to sell that to their respective constituencies.