“Are you for King or for Parliament?” I was taught at a tender age to ask the burning question of mid 17th century England as a means of assessing an individual's take on society. It seems apposite once again.
A very interesting debate has been going on about the Alternative Vote in the last 24 hours, since ten Church of England bishops (three of them retired) came out in support of an empowering reform of the system at the upcoming referendum on 5 May 2011.
For some years, Ekklesia has been arguing the case for political and voting reform in Britain as part of a values-based change in public life. Over the coming few months we will be making an even more substantial contribution, with co-director Jonathan Bartley being seconded* for part of the week as a spokesperson for the Yes! To Fairer Votes campaign.