What price power?

Isn’t it interesting to watch the Parliamentary Liberal Democrats? I’m sure anthropology and psychology academics should have been camped out in the public gallery of the House of Commons.

Perhaps they could have formed an alternative to the protest camp recently removed from Parliament Square. Some sort of Ivory Tower camp.

What they would have seen is those parliamentarians jumping into coalition with Cameron’s Tory party on the promise of reform to the voting system. But at what cost?

Up to now, they’ve passed legislation to raise VAT, put a cap on the immigration system, cut benefits to those who most need them, create an increase in unemployment, and vote for ideological – Conservative ideology – cuts across the economy, despite campaigning against them a few months ago.

Just what will be too high a price for voting reform that’s unlikely to pass because it’s been tied to a gerrymandering operation?


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