As David Cameron said, after 13 years in government and just a couple of months before a General Election, the Prime Minister has been miraculously converted to changing the voting system. All those doubts and disagreements with such changes which he used to harbour and deploy under Mr Blair have been overcome.
The AV system is inherently unfair. If you vote for one of the two most popular parties you only get to vote once. If you vote for a party that cannot win you effectively vote twice, as your second preference then helps decide which of the front runners has won. Why is this fair?
If I go to a horse or car race, I expect the car or horse that comes first to be the winner. I do not expect the judges to say that as the first and second were close they will ask the losers who they would like to win. Nor do we say that as it was close the first and second place have to run it again without the others to see if one is faster without the others getting in the way.
Don’t meddle with a tried and tested system which we can all understand. Conservatives didn’t complain about the voting system for all those years when it made our fairly poor voting performance even worse in terms of seats. That’s just being a bad loser.