Outside Of The Blogosphere.
If it were a general election we would be inundated with propaganda, sorry, campaigning. As it is the BBC and the ruling elite are very quiet. That alone suggests there is merit in this system. Here we have a chance of a revolution of sorts and the opportunity to make all votes count. Just consider the anomalies. The "modernisers" turn away from this radical change. A majority of MPs, Jack Dromey being one of them, are fearful of losing the safe seat patronage which allows senior nepotists in power to give seats to their nearest and dearest. Protest votes would suddenly matter and some of the Kinnock like dynasties would be harder to form and rip off the tax purse. The gainsayers whinge that we might end up with a permanent coalition. Well, for me, two targets to aim at is better sport than one and a status quo might well be a ticket worth having!
Everything points to AV being a far more democratic way forward. I bet you a lot of dosh it won't happen, though. Strangled at birth is probably half completed.