Ask your MP to support Proportional Representation
This Wednesday, your MP will have a chance to support Proportional Representation.
Jonathan Reynolds MP is proposing a Bill to scrap our broken First Past the Post voting system for Westminster elections, and to bring in the system that has been used in Scotland and Wales for many years.
Whilst the kind of Bill being put forward rarely becomes law, we think it’s important voters let their MPs know that they want a fairer voting system – and this Bill is a crucial step in the right direction.
If it were to reach later Parliamentary stages, the ERS would support it being amended to move to the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system used in Northern Ireland and Scottish local elections. But the Bill still represents a vital move to a more proportional voting system for Westminster.
Please urge your MP to back the Bill – email them today.
featured image and text from the Electoral Reform Society
Poems are never completed, only abandoned, and I think I’ve just about given up on this one (it’s been fifteen months since I was able to edit it). So here we go! Constructive criticism is quite welcome (you might help kickstart my mind!).
The Inevitability of Being
Stephen King was asked: why the horror voice?
He replied: why d’you think I have a choice?
Writers write ‘cos they don’t know how to not.
Pigs root in shite, and smile, for it’s their lot.
And time ticks down till end of all—just ‘cos.
But it’s not bad to revel in the what
You have unchange-inevit-ably got.
So hear me, world, this proclamation!
—declared outside of Barking station!
I make up languages no one can speak!
I love Sci-fi, lattes, and ancient Greek!
I crave cliff top vistas yet I hate heights!
The snoozing city stirs my soul at nights.
Hear me, world!
I need a pillow ‘tween my legs in bed!
Hear me, world!
I inevitably was — and now dead.
© 2013-2015 Bryan A. J. Parry
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07:40 Leave home.
09:12 Arrive @ work.
12′ late. Disciplinary.
21:00 Leave work.
23:08 Arrive home.
Edit students’ work, wash, say hello/good night to the wife.
Wake up at 6:30; 6:45 didn’t work.