National politics

The answer is No

The LibDem’s “miserable little compromise” has been comprehensively rejected by the electorate with over two thirds saying no. 68.31% to be precise with 439 out of 440 voting areas declared. See the highly excellent Electoral Commission website here.

This is a terrible blow for Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband. They were both on the side of the chattering classes who live in a rather different world to the rest of us.

Ealing is one of the few voting areas that fell below 60%, see here, with “only” 56.75% voting No.

Only ten boroughs voted Yes out of 440.

I am having a glass of wine to celebrate.