Thursday, May 17, 2007

Well that wasn't very exciting

Brown's the next Prime Minister then. Congratulations I suppose. What's the point of Tony Blair hanging on for another 6 weeks then? Say what you like about there not being a general election when Thatcher was booted out, but at least the Tories had a contested leadership election back in 1990, albeit one by MPs only.

The Lib Dems have always ensured that our leader was democratically elected, with one person, one vote, since 1976. The Tories' system of MPs choosing two candidates for the party membership to vote on, and Labour's system of allowing people extra votes depending on how many trade unions they've joined (the more you pay, the more influence you've got!), are unfair systems and anti-democracy. If you think that society only works if each person is an equal stakeholder, then the Liberal Democrats are the party to support.

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