Billy Bragg: “A fairer voting system may be at hand, if Nick Clegg holds his nerve and makes PR the price for any coalition. That’s why hundreds of us donned the colour purple on Saturday and marched through the streets of London to demand that the Lib Dems deliver on their historic commitment to a fairer voting system. The Purple People come from many parties and none, all of us determined to make everyone’s vote count for something at the next election. Why purple? Because it is the colour of universal suffrage, used by Chartists and suffragettes when they campaigned to extend the franchise.”