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The Graveyard of First Past the Post

Around the world, voters in country after country have chosen to bury First Past the Post. Thankfully, this particular fiend from the past is staying in the ground. While voters in every country that uses...

Posted 31 Oct 2018

cemetery of first past the post

A true democrat

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Rivonia trial, and the sentencing of Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment on charges of sabotage, and acting to ‘further the aims of communism’. It goes without...

Posted 12 Jun 2014

Nelson Mandela