This sack of you know what is looking to complete his buggering of The Nation. What are the chances that having fiddled with Clegg, (pun intended) to get a parliamentary vote for AV he will then spin it as a good thing to have an EU style referendum before May or the impending election?. This Commons vote today seems to be in undue haste for a post election change so I rather think Jimmy will be tempted to push it straight away. Here's a taste of the potential spin.
"Gordon Brown has announced that the parliamentary victory on the 9th of February offers an overwhelming case for an immediate referendum to put this reform in place in time for the forthcoming election. Said The Prime Mentalist, "This House is rightly vilified by the public for the scandals and shameful behaviour of some MPs. I am certain that this reform is what the people want, they want it now and they should have it now. The House has spoken, let the people speak. I have decided this should happen as soon as possible and an election be called as soon as I have the referendum mandate of The British people."
Translation: "With opinion polls at the present level, I can get an overwhelming majority under this system. It's best for me, The Labour Party and my elite ruling junta and my legacy as the man who changed Britain for ever into a Cuban State."
A near deserted House too busy boozing rather than attend what ought to be a very important debate. Unbelievable!