Why don’t the blues use the system they espouse?
I’ve was taken with this First Past the Post (FPTP) comment by Mark Thompson on the LeftFootForward blog:-
“…the Tories also do not trust FPTP to elect their own leaders. Instead they whittle them down round by round with the MPs as the electoral college (which is a bit like AV) until they reach the top two in this respect and then put the two candidates to a vote of the party membership.
If FPTP is so wonderful they should have the courage of their convictions and put all candidates to a vote…. with the one who gets the most votes winning. Even if that meant their leader only had 20% or 30% of the vote. Oh, and it could easily have ended up being someone like David Davis or even Liam Fox last time.”