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Out with the Super League in politics

April 25, 2021 12:07 PM
By Bryan Lewis

Super League

When the owners of 12 elite European football clubs announced the creation of a Super League there was outrage. They wanted a closed elite for the wealthiest clubs that disregarded the very principles of fair competition and reward. Poor performance would have no consequences.

Our First Past the Post has created a Parliamentary Super League dominated by two large parties - shutting out smaller parties and making it hard for new ones to gain representation.

Instead of a 12-club elite that can't be relegated by popular will or merit, the Commons has hundreds of safe seats that MPs know, even when their party fails nationally and the voters decide their performance is just not good enough, their own place is still secure.

The Tory government and Labour opposition were quick to denounce the Super League yet time and time again they refuse to take action against a voting system that hinders competition, fairness and equality in our politics. That's because, in the Westminster Super League, the two main parties are already at the top.

The Super League was cancelled in a matter of 48 hours. First Past the Post, which promotes the same, toxic traits, has been around far longer.

But we've seen what can happen when we come together against unfairness and against the imposition of a rigged system. If the Super League can be scrapped, so can our unfair voting system and in its place a fair system where every vote counts.