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.

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