Tag Archives: yes2av

Worth reading 40: Links begin

And some worth seeing too. Revealed: How the Yes2AV campaign malfunctioned behind the scenes – These exposés of what happened within the Yes campaign may not make pleasant reading, but they’re essential to avoiding mistakes like this being made in the future. Left, Right and Centre: A graphic illustration of why these words do not […]

Worth Reading 31: One for every day of the month

And still they come… The Best Alternative Histories in Literature – A list of 25 from the Abebooks site. The ten of the list I’ve read are good, so I’ll have to start working my way through the rest. A Truly Fair Tax On Flying – Donald Strachan questions some of the arguments made to […]

Worth Reading 29: In advance of the leap year

One of these is obviously a day late. Can you guess which? One genre to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them – There’s been some interesting discussion recently about the claims of literary fiction, and how this one genre dominates media coverage of books and reading. Here’s an interesting take on it […]

You decide: first past the post, or free access to green cheese?

According to sources that I can’t reveal, I can exclusively reveal that should the country vote No in the referendum on 5th May, we will be required to gold-plate every pencil used at polling stations. This will cost something in the region of eleventy squillion pounds, and it’s clear that the country can’t afford this […]

No 2 asking your opinion

This is one of those moments you couldn’t make up. The No2AV campaign have put a video up on YouTube that highlights their extremely dubious claim that changing voting systems would cost £250m. After all, the most important factor about democracy is how much it costs. Of course, as YouTube is an open medium where […]

The referendum issues

Yes, the burning issue here is the old one – is the plural referendums or referenda? First up, interesting news from Wales where there’ll be a referendum at the start of March on granting new powers to the Welsh Assembly. The interesting part comes from the news that there may be no official referendum campaigns […]