Problems with First Past the Post

This article is a nice summary some of the problems with 'First past the Post' - the electoral system for the UK parliament. The obvious solution? Reform the electoral system.

The problem? The people in a position to do this are the current government, who are the beneficiaries of this existing electoral system - and cannot imagine this position changing.

Single Transferable Vote, which is used in Ireland, (called instant runoff in the US) is better than First past the Post, however Condorcet is better still, though harder to explain.