MMP in NZ is safe
Posted on 12:53, May 6th, 2010 by Lew
- It has been found to work pretty well and all parliamentary parties except ACT support it.
- The UK election is about to remind people how perverse FPP is.
- Peter Shirtcliffe is spamming people in order to gain support for his anti-MMP campaign.
- His google ad campaign looks like this ====>
Seriously. That’s him. A ranting white
middle-aged elderly patrician of the sort New Zealand’s governments were almost exclusively composed before the change in electoral system — and on a soap-box, for goodness’ sake. A starker warning of what’s in store should the electoral system change is hard to envisage. Also: it’s visually busy and garish. The blue is neither National-party royal blue, nor ACT-party aqua-blue, nor flag-Navy; it’s nothing. The message is over-long and confused (campaign for an effective referendum? Don’t you mean to campaign against the electoral system? No? Ok then.) And the cartoon …
Thanks, Peter, you’re doing your country a great service.
(Thanks to Lyndon Hood in the comments to Russell’s thread linked above for the pic.)
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