Lib Dem Hypocrisy: Alternative Vote system (when Gordon Brown offered a referendum on it)

“A miserable little compromise”

Nick Clegg dismissed the alternative vote (AV) system proposed by the Prime Minister as “a baby step in the right direction”, and said he would not settle for “a miserable little compromise thrashed out by the Labour Party”.

– The Times, 22 April 2010

Chris Huhne said: “Gordon Brown has undergone a deathbed conversion to electoral reform now that defeat is staring him in the face, but the alternative vote does not give voters enough power.”

– Daily Mail, 3rd February, 2010

“Only the Single Transferable Vote in multi-member seats would abolish MPs’ meal tickets for life, and we will fight to amend this proposal to give people a real choice for a more significant change.”

– Lib Dem Press Release, 1st Feb 2010

Now they will be offering a referendum on it, it is no longer a miserable little compromise.

Yesterday’s Politician

Alan Duncan MP typifies the type of politician that the people are sick and tired of. The Member of Parliament for Rutland and Melton was secretly filmed by Don’t Panic claiming that MPs were “living on rations” and “were treated like s***”.

FULL VIDEO

The Tory MP has been ridiculed on Television following his reaction to his own expenses discrepancies earlier this year:

Another one of his awkward moments include a cringeworthy comment about killing Miss California on BBC’s Have I got News for You.

He is currently the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, meaning if the Conservative Party were to form a Government after the next general election, he would become Leader of the House of Commons. A role which would give him responsibility for Parliamentary reform, Modernisation of the House and MP’s expenses and allowances.

I am disappointed that Conservative Leader David Cameron has decided to stick by his man as he is clearly not fit for the role in which he has been lined up for and lacks the moral decency to fulfil what the public now demand of Parliament after the expenses scandal.