Politics 7 April 2011 The case for AV: it'll make people smile, says Mehdi Hasan Forget Clegg. Do you want to put a smile on these people's faces? Print HTML Lots of lefties and Labour Party supporters tell me that they plan to vote against the Alternative Vote (AV) in order to give Nick Clegg a "bloody nose" on 5 May. In the words of "Phil", a commenter on the Staggers blog: "Would a no on AV make Nick Clegg p***ed off?" Answer: Yes. So I'll be voting to wipe that smile off his smug face Sorry to break it to you, chaps, but AV isn't all about Nick Clegg. If we're going to get all schoolgroundish about it, I'll be voting for AV - not just because our existing first-past-the-post system is undemocratic, unfair, biased and broken - but because I'd rather wipe the smile of these people's faces [below]. Wouldn't you? David Cameron Rupert Murdoch George Osborne Nick Griffin David Blunkett John Reid Andrew Roberts Richard Desmond (All pictures Getty Images) › I shot Bambi Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles I believe only Yvette Cooper has the breadth of support to beat Jeremy Corbyn To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy Burnham What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?