@AC At the risk of reopening the AV debate
According to Electoral Reform Society estimates (there are no direct results, because the votes were not cast in the appropriate way), comparing First Past the Post, Alternative Vote, Alternative Vote+ and Single Transferable Vote, we get the following:
FPTP: Cons 306, Lab 258, LibDem 56, Others 28
AV: Cons 281, Lab 262, LibDem 79, Others 28
AV+: Cons 275, Lab 234, LibDem 110, Others 31
STV: Cons 246, Lab 207, LibDem 162, Others 35
Hmmm. Obviously with all of these alternatives, there is no better split. We still have to have a coalition, and one where *any* two of the three mayor parties would have a majority. <sarcasm>Sooooo much better. </sarcasm>
And with full PR (figure from the BBC), it would have been Cons 36%, Lab 29%, LibDem 23%, Other 12%, which is no better.
I prefer to know that the government was formed by the party with the biggest share of everybody who bothered to vote, at least in a system where a single party normally gets to form the government.
And I don't think that having a system where in in order to get a vote on what biscuits are served at the tea break, you have to engage in horse-trading with parties whom you may radically disagree with like much of Europe has is really that much better, and tends to lead to weak compromise government.
Of course, we could have a full referendum for everything, televised and using modern IT for instant voting, but I doubt that many people could stomach sitting down and listening to the boring and mundane arguments that form most debates in parliament even if they understood them (try watching the BBC Parliament channel for an evening, and that is the interesting selected highlights!)
Just face it. There is no perfect system, and any system will lead to some people being upset some of the time. Significant numbers of people are *always* in a minority in any democratic system.
Anyway, it's all a moot point. Regulating the Internet is like holding liquid mercury in your hand. It's almost impossible.