Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Flood defences

I don't mind some of my taxes being used to help those affected by river flooding and to improve defences to protect them in the future, but why do governments wait until a disaster has occurred instead of anticipating it? I suggest the Government anticipates not only river flooding but also sea flooding and improves sea defences in vulnerable areas.


Sunday, 8 July 2007

83% of votes elected winners!

A stupendous and, presumably, satisfied 83% - eighty-three percent! - of voters in the Electoral Reform Society's Council election last week saw their first choices elected! Amazing? Not really. The Society uses STV of course for its elections.

Please see for a link to the full result sheet of the ERS election.

Compare this with UK parliamentary First Past The Post elections, where more than half the voters in most constituencies - sometimes about two thirds of the voters - vote for losers.