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In order to save democracy, we had to destroy it

I’m not instinctively opposed to the idea of using primaries to select candidates – and I do think we need to be looking at ways to open up the internal processes of political parties more – but since Open Up launched their campaign…

On primaries

All the talk about changing British politics recently has got me thinking about primary elections, especially as they’ve been mentioned by many people as a way to open up the political process. Of course, as a supporter of the Single Transferable Vote, I’m…

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