It would also hurry BNP and UKIP into a merger who must know by now that people tend to vote Green as a protest vote because they see it as respectable and won't get them into trouble with their liberal friends at their liberal dinner parties.
A merger of BNP and UKIP must be done ASAP or this country will wake up finding itself ruled by the Greens from whom you will get more rules and more taxes in the name of the environment as well as more PC liberalism.
In this mock election by Five Live today, BNP went first, then UKIP, then the LibDems, then the Tories, and finally Labour, leaving the Green Party woman to rule over Brentford and Isleworth.
I do not know the demographics of the voters in that mock election, but my guess is that they are mostly female and mostly unemployed, so voting Green is entirely in keeping with the mentality of these people.
The likelihood is that most voters who bother to vote on AV will vote for change just for the sake of change because it is a way of showing dissatisfaction with the current system and going against what the Tories want.
Nobody really understands AV anyway. But it is a way of affirming mediocrity, ie making sure that the candidate with the most second choice votes wins. The Greens are largely perceived as harmless because they have not had a chance to mess things up.
"Cut open a Green and you will find a Red."
Below is an email I have sent to the BBC at Wed, 30 March, 2011 13:23:15 requesting that they explain their methods of audience selection.
Would you be so kind as to let me know what questions would have been asked of anyone applying to be in the audience in Osterley?
A UKIP friend is suggesting that any BBC audience is hopelessly rigged against BNP/UKIP.
http://thevoiceofreason-ann.blogspot.com/2011/03/to-av-or-av-not.html contains my views on AV, should you be interested.
It may also interest you to know I am being actively considered to be the 2012 BNP London mayoral candidate, though many's a slip twixt the cup and the lip!
I look forward to hearing from you.