” Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.”
Dennis from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Can’t think why Royalty is on my mind at the moment, they seem to be keeping an unusually low profile of late hardly bothering the newspapers or Television in the slightest…. Oh wait a minute
Continue reading Royalty, Republicanism and Constitutions.
I have heard a few Labour folks tell me that they are considering voting “No” principally because they hope to destabilise the coalition and hopefully bring forward a General Election. The view was espoused here on Labour List by Sonny Leong, and a colleague of mine David Chivers from the CWU also voiced this.
I thought it was an interesting view that was worth a full blog post riposte, I mean who wouldn’t want the Lib Dems to get a kicking and the General Election early? I know the thought of
Continue reading AV Vote and destabilising the coalition.
It is about factionalism and the difficulty of positioning our economic policies with anti cuts activism. You can read it here if you are interested.