This is very dangerous. It has been known for a long time that the Tories are going to fiddle the boundaries back in their favour and spin it as 'saving money by reducing the number of wasteful MPs'. But to spin it as making votes 'more equal' is laughable. If the Tories make this a manifesto commitment and they will, the debate has to be moved 'loudly and quickly' onto how on earth the present system can ever be fair when 80% of seats are foregone conclusions and also how can it be in keeping with the Tories precious 'constituency link' to move the boundaries all over the place and increase the number of constituents each MP has to serve?
In the dying days of this Labour government - a government that promised the people a say on how MPs were elected when it came to power 12 years ago, are we really to have to wait another generation while the Tories acquire power once again with only 20% of eligible voters supporting them and then fiddle the boundaries so they can win power on even less than that. It is so depressing. Whenever people tell me that the Tories have changed I will refer them to this nonsense - the Tories don't even believe in democracy, so how can they ever believe in equality?