Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Irony is dead

Family First's Bob McCoskrie on the upcoming MMP referendum:

“The question ‘do voters want to retain MMP’ is confusing because a voter wanting change in the Electoral system will have to vote NO,” says Bob McCoskrie. “It's a pretty weird referendum when yes means no and no means yes.”
Yes, it is - but I didn't notice him complaining last time.

But snark about McCoskrie's obvious hypocrisy aside, the questions haven't actually been decided yet. As for what they should be, in 1992 voters were presented with two options: "I vote to retain the present FPP system" or "I vote for a change to the voting system". Repeating that, with the obvious change, seems to be the best and fairest solution.