With several weeks to go before the AV referendum the arguments are starting to get slightly repetitive. But Vince Cable has tried a different slant on the debate during this morning’s joint press conference with Ed Miliband.
Instead of citing other countries with AV (Fiji, Australia, Papua New Guinea) he chose the – not entirely comparable – example of Strictly Come Dancing.
“What would happen if Strictly Come Dancing were decided on the basis of first-past-the-post, which it could be? It would all be resolved after the first week and Ann Widdecombe would be the undisputed choice as the best dancer in Britain…So, of course, the public there, and in many other ways, do understand run-offs, they do understand the basic principle of the alternative vote.”