Say yes to MMP. ⇒

   10 October 2007, terribly early in the morning

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  1. Heh… Well, now we’re just linking to each other for the sake of linking to each other. And you know what? Once I site down this afternoon to talk about the articles you just posted on the music industry, I’m going to do it again.

  2. Rick Mercer had a compelling bit on his show The Mercer Report last night against MMP. He reckons it will produce more wingnuts. It can be viewed from the shows website.

  3. Heh… I was actually watching “The Mercer Report” while writing this post. As I recall, he did clarify the joke by saying that it might just produce “different wingnuts”.

  4. In fact, I’m watching this segment again – thanks for the lead – and I don’t think you can really say he’s against MMP at all. “Personally, when it comes down to electoral reform, I could go either way” isn’t really a condemnation of the new system.

  5. Fair enough, I suppose it just felt like he was poking a lot of holes at the new electoral idea. The suggested fact that MMP would produce mostly minority governments and new wingnuts didn’t seem like a good idea. Either way, it seems that we are staying with FPP for a few more years.

  6. Looks like that’s the way it’s going to be, yeah. Which is kind of a shame, because I was definitely on board, but I suppose it’s good that it got such a strong showing.

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