The King of the Badgers has had a tottering time trying to sort out this issue of voting reform for the Badgertown Town Council.
Yesterday, the curtain was raised on the campaigns in the referendum to be held on 5 May.
Everybody is in a right tiswas over it. Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. Badgers do not normally get on very well with dwarfs - but many have joined forces in calling for reform.
The big problem for the King of the Badgers has been to solve the problem of how a Yes/No referendum would work when there are so many different opinions on what the new voting system should be.
He has decided to include a box for voters to write in their own ideas for the perfect system. Cowgill will then feed these into his computer. He hopes that this will provide an answer, not only to the ultimate means of voting, but also to the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
The Old Monkey, who is very well read, insists that he already knows the answer. Apparently, it is 42?