Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Filibuster on a Gerrymander

webofevil has a good post up about the current Labour filibuster of the peculiar portmanteau bill which covers both the AV referendum and the Tory gerrymander.

In a comment webofevil says:
Lord Falconer has just announced in the chamber that senior coalitioners have said privately that they're willing to decouple the two parts of the bill so that the 5 May referendum deadline doesn't mean the boundary changes are skimped and botched.

If so that would be a very interesting development. To my mind an AV referendum is a defensible piece of legislation, though I will vote 'No'. A gerrymander of constituencies to benefit a single party is indefensible.
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