Yesterday the British people voted for a Parliament that looked roughly like this:
Conservative 36% 234 seats
Labour 30% 195 seats
Lib Dems 23% 150 seats
and others who I'm too tired to work out.
instead we got a Parliament that looks like this
Conservative 36% 300 ish seats
Labour 30% 260 ish seats
Lib Dems 23% 55 ish seats
and others who are also being shafted.
That is an absolute outrage. Both Tories and Labour are way over-represented and the Liberal Democrats are way under-represented.
To me it's essential that whatever government comes together in the next few days, changing the electoral system to make it fairer.
A whole load of organisations have formed the Take Back Parliament website where several thousand people have signed up to support the campaign. There are various demonstrations planned around the country for tomorrow. The Scottish one is in George Square at 2pm and they say to wear something purple, the traditional colour of campaigns for suffrage. You can also follow the campaign on Twitter.
Oh, and by the way, Dave, if you think for half a second that we'll fall for your talking shop idea on electoral reform, then that shows that you just don't get it. For the avoidance of doubt, you can take a running jump on that one. Mind you, maybe you and Gordon have been talking to each other behind the scenes to stitch us up - by seeing how low you can set the bar for reform. We need something meaningful, and that's not Gordon's referendum on AV either.