AV, was Clegg set up?

  Quickbeam 09:14 24 Apr 2011

Returning the Libdems to the sidelines for another century was a risk he had to take. Without taking it, it could be another century anyway before the possibility of electoral reform came along again.

What was offered by Cameron was much better than the nothing that Heath offered Thorpe, so it was right to take it. AV isn't what any party wants, but if carried, it could be the stepping stone towards PR.

""if AV fails then I think the grass-roots Libs may well want big changes, even a new leader. Maybe they will, as he'll be damned as the leader that took a risk and failed, or maybe hailed as the leader that broke the cycle of my tun, your turn Buggins's turn...

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