I agree with most of the above article, though I’m not convinced that there’ll be another referendum on voting reform for a generation. I hope to be proved wrong!
I’m still surprised by the size of the majority who voted against AV, given that the turnout was the same as for local elections even in places where there were no other elections happening at the same time. I was expecting it to be a close result, either way, or for the turnout to be much lower. I guess we’ll never know why it happened the way it did – there wasn’t a space for giving a reason for your vote on the ballot paper!