Thursday, 17 February 2011

We've got our referendum!

Last night the bill to enable the AV referendum to take place on the 5th of May was passed and given Royal Assent. What is now the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act provides for the referendum to take place on the 5th of May without a minimum turnout requirement. Furthermore, the result of the referendum will be binding. If we win the referendum AV is automatically implemented, no more delays, no more arguments, no more filibusters.

This morning some Yes campaigners celebrated the legislation passing - by turning Trafalgar Square purple:

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