Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Greens Are Harping On

According to the Scotsman this morning the Greens leader (Little Cousin) Robin Harper is in private talks to broker a deal between the SNP and the Lib Dems. What's it to do with them? Well, simple, it's all about their manoeuvring and jockeying for more power. It highlights all that is weak about PR in that it's often the smallest parties that end up wielding a disproportionate amount of power.

At this election the Greens polled 82,584 in the list vote, down from 132,138 - a drop of 38%. This gives them 4% of the popular vote that translated into two seats.

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