Friday 21 September 2018

All Hung Together

Do not bother asking why either party is not miles ahead of the other one. Under no Leader would that be the case, because Britain is no longer that country.

Neither party has won an overall majority within the law since as long ago as 2005, and there would have been a hung Parliament then if the Conservatives had had the wit to oppose the Iraq War.

Either the Conservative Party or the Labour Party is always going to be the largest party in the House of Commons, so that the Leader of one or the other will always be the Prime Minister. That would remain the case even if the electoral system were to be changed.

But neither party is going to win anything more than the tiniest, if any, overall majority for many decades, if ever. Again, that would and will be as true under First Past the Post as under anything else.

Two of the last three General Elections have resulted in hung Parliaments, and the one in the middle would also have done so if the Conservatives had not overspent, which they do not deny having done. The Crown Prosecution Service merely decided not to pursue the matter, because there had been another General Election in the meantime. Make of that what you will.

So another hung Parliament is coming, no matter what, and our people need to hold the balance of power in it. My crowdfunding page is here, or email for other options. That address accepts PayPal.

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