So the teachers are going to let the class have a little vote on AV next May.
AV is not PR, but we have to remember that we live in a backward country. PR is not on the agenda, but AV is. The stage is set, the press is squared, the middle class is quite prepared. AV is possible. If we get it, the monolithic, immovable Westminster system will have budged a tiny fraction. We can then start to push on towards AV+, which does bear some semblance of a democratic electoral system.
Not convinced? Then think on this: anyone campaigning against AV will be allying themselves with the Tories. Nuff said.