Matt's Crow Country: Coalition government may not be a disaster
SO, as expected, the UK Parliament is well hung. With last week s election having failed to produce a clear winner, talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were on-going, and by the time you read this we may well know the make-up of the c
SO, as expected, the UK Parliament is well hung.
With last week's election having failed to produce a clear winner, talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were on-going, and by the time you read this we may well know the make-up of the country's new coalition government.
There was a lot of scare-mongering going on in the national press before the election about the prospect of a hung parliament with no party in overall control.
But now that it is upon us, am I the only one who doesn't think it's such a bad thing?
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A coalition should ensure that we get a more balanced government.
I dislike the Conservatives' policies on social issues, and consider their stance on immigration to be intolerant.
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But the measures they propose to get the economy moving will undoubtedly be popular with a lot of businesses, so some kind of deal which would see them compromise on a more tolerant social approach - such as the one espoused by the Lib Dems - while keeping some of their other key policies could work well for Britain.
Coalition governments are a lot more common in Europe, where most countries use the proportional representation voting system, and on the whole the consequences aren't disastrous.
It may be a bit unusual for this country, but hopefully whoever is involved in the next cabinet will be able to make it work.