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PM Speech on Change

There's an interesting post on the Vote for Change website noting a speech that Gordon Brown gave yesterday in which "the PM made clear his intention to start legislating for a referendum on electoral reform."
Its a long but interesting speech and outlines a commitment from Gordon Brown to major changes in a whole host of democratic areas, from the removal of hereditary peers to policies regarding expenses. Its also an interesting political plan and puts the pressure on the Conservatives to either come out and back the Governments plans or to put a spanner in the works and risk looking like the party trying to oppose change.
If these proposals are pushed forward and a referendum is actually put in place, then this year could be a major one for UK politics but, as many people have noted in their comments, its one thing to promote and promise major changes and referendums prior to a General Election. The proof will be in the pudding come the Summer.



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