Tuesday 12 March 2013

No Longer Open For Debate

The Greens are the latest to want to be included in the Leaders' Debate in the run-up to the next General Election.

But after the last time, these constitutionally monstrous events are never again going to be held, and a good thing, too.

They have them in America, not only because they have a Presidential system (the reason why they are constitutionally monstrous in the United Kingdom), but also because they really only have two parties.

That the Greens now have an MP, unlike some people, and stand a very good chance of acquiring at least one more, illustrates quite how far removed from even an approximation to that state of affairs this country now is.

And that is before 2015, when the mere existence of UKIP is going to give the Lib Dems so many Southern Conservative seats that the Miliband Government is going to give the two Con Dem parties parity in parliamentary affairs.

First Past The Post, a late development in our parliamentary history, is as likely to exist in 2025 as Leaders' Debates are to be held in 2015. Which is to say, not at all.

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