The Staggers 30 April 2010 Boris highlights Tory contradiction on electoral reform Cameron cannot claim that FPTP always produces a decisive result and warn a hung parliament is possi Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up It's worth reading Boris Johnson's interview with the Telegraph today, particularly for the passage in which he suggests that he may be open to supporting electoral reform. Discussing a recent debate with Alan Johnson on proportional representation, he remarks: Although my side won the debate and I was listening to the arguments, I have to accept that there are arguments that are difficult to despatch very easily. There is an unfairness in the current system. The advantage of first-past-the-post is that it delivers a decisive result. But that very virtue may be disproved. If it turns out that we wanted to kick them out and we didn't, that is a big argument against FPTP. Boris has recognised a key contradiction in David Cameron's approach to electoral reform. On the one hand, the Tory leader consistently claims that first-past-the-post always produces a decisive result. On the other, he spent much of this week warning of the risk of a hung parliament. These two propositions are not mutually compatible. Should Cameron wish to make a credible case against electoral reform, he'd better start thinking of some new arguments. Follow the New Statesman team on Facebook. › Why did the PM not defend Labour’s record? George Eaton is senior online editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!