Re: Voting reforms
Shocking that the party in power should want to change the rules of the game when they find themselves 12-14% behind in the opinion polls.
What's more shocking is that there's no constitutional impediment to them messing around in this way. In theory the party in power could change the law so that votes for them count twice as much as for any opposition party.
Not having a formal constitution is only useful when the political parties stick to the tacit agreement not to mess overmuch with our informal arrangements. Unfortunately since Thatcher (poll tax) through the Blair experiments in voting in Scotland, Wales and NI, this informal constitution has been grossly abused. Now we have a mish-mash of voting and governance systems none of which have been thought through on a UK scale.