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The abrupt brutality of the first-past-the-post system has not prepared us for anything other than the rapid and emotionally charged transfer of power.
So the Conservatives are offering the Lib Dems a referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV) system. Both Hague and Osborne have now said that they would whip their MPs to support the bill in Parliament on the basis that it is right to give voters the choice in a referendum. Note, they have made the case in moral terms because they think it is the right thing to do.