Sayeeda Warsi: The Sun, Why a vote for AV is a vote for BNP
Eighty years ago, Winston Churchill warned the House of Commons that the Alternative Vote was “the stupidest, the least scientific, the most unreal” system of voting.
He predicted that under AV elections would be decided by the “most worthless votes given for the most worthless candidates”.
It is no big surprise that Churchill was opposed to AV.
After all, AV flies in the face of a fundamental British principle – one that has been the cornerstone of our democracy and a beacon to the rest of the world – the principle of one person, one vote.