"If this government is happy to go into the next election chasing 8,000 miserable votes, then let's hear less high-flown talk about national unity, Britishness and public engagement. What voters need is a fair voting system - and something clearly worth voting for."
writes Polly Toynbee in today’s Guardian.There are many things that need to be done in order to democratise Britain. Moving to a voting system in which every vote counts is one them.
Here’s my Times article making the case for proportional representation, from 2004. It’s a case that grows stronger with each passing day.