When Darren Hughes absconded overseas to avoid continued questions over his behaviour in his landlady’s house he hooked up with the Electoral Reform Society in the UK. This is the crowd who were pushing and failed for proportional representation in the UK and also big supporters of opposing Brexit.
They have their knickers in a bunch over the Brexit referendum and like all good left-wing whingers they are blaming everyone including the voters for the result.
The EU referendum campaign was dogged by “glaring democratic deficiencies” with voters turned off by big name politicians and negative campaigning, a report says.
The Electoral Reform Society attacked both sides of the referendum campaign, saying people felt “ill-informed” by the “dire” debate.
The society said the impact of political leaders had been “minimal”.
It called for a “root and branch” review of the way referendums are run.
Recommendations made by the society in its report include having a public body intervene when “misleading” claims are made by campaigns, reviewing broadcasters’ role and publishing a “rule book” to govern conduct by campaigns. Read more »