Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has compared attacks on the alternative vote with opposition to female suffrage.
The British electorate will go to the polls on May 5 for a referendum on whether to change from the current first-past-the-post system to the alternative vote for electing MPs.
Mr Clegg says in the future arguments against AV will be seen to have been nonsense - as we now regard opposition to votes for women and lowering the voting age to 18.
But local senior Conservative politician, Sir Monty Smaggerbentwick, disagrees.
He tells us: "Absolutely not, old man. What do the fillies want the vote for? Never understood that at all. Bothering their pretty little heads with politics!
"18-year-olds? Still in their nappies, what? Wouldn't have let my sprogs vote until they were 30. Bah!
"Germany, 1930's what? Hitler chappy. Is that what you want? Hitler? Because that's what you'll get. Hitler. If you see that man's name on the ballot - just remember I warned you. Hitler!"