The current electoral system in the UK is probably unfair to minor parties who may have a large proportion of votes nationally, but do not have any overall majorities in their constituencies.
The current coalition government aims to reform this system so that MPs sit in the House of Commons based on the overall % of votes that their party received.
This would mean a loss of the direct relationship between MPs and constituencies where each MP represents their local area. However, it may result in a more mixed house of commons with more representation of the Green Party, UKIP, BNP etc
Would that hinder the decision making process? There would be a greater risk of no one party having an overall majority in the future and result in more coalition governments... Would that mean second opinions will be given more consideration?
Also, the House of Lords is currently made up of about 100 hereditary Lords and about 600 peers who are appointed by the PM but not democratically elected... does this provide scope for legislative corruption? or does the permanency of their positions allow them to make unpopular decisions without fear of reprisal?
bit of a nerdy topic, i suppose...