And, in other news, they’ve gone and made John “fuck off or I’ll twat you” Prescott head of the cabinet committee on electoral policy:
“Mr Prescott has made it clear to colleagues that there is no question of reviving PR for parliamentary elections.”
“In another decision that signals his opposition to PR, Mr Blair formally abolish[ed] the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC), he set up with the former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown as a vehicle to discuss PR. The scrapping of the JCC slammed the door on the prospect of Labour-Liberal Democrat talks on voting reform and sent a powerful signal that relations between Labour and the Liberal Democrats have hit a new low. Mr Prescott has told colleagues: ‘That’s all dead now.'”
Grrrr… More on that later too, if I get a chance.