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Anybody else feel that we're being stitched up by the politicians?Confused

Posted at 10th May 2010 - 06:05PM   Posted by Lawyerlady   Hmmm.... Comments: 11

Preseli Mags's Avatar Yep. So now we could have a Lib-Lab pact led by someone who wasn't leader of the party when the election was held. Democratic? Er... no. I'm getting a bit fed up of all this.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 10th May 2010 at 06:25PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Evil or Very Mad

Feel sorry for any one who voted for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party - because they will now not have the person they voted for . . . it no longer feels like a democracy does it with the three major parties vying to do deals with each other . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 10th May 2010 at 06:26PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oi Pm you copied me . . . if today was yesterday I would have got there first . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 10th May 2010 at 06:28PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Ah yes, but tomorrow is Friday... so today is the day after the day after tomorrow... Laughing

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 10th May 2010 at 06:33PM

Westerwitch's Avatar And just before the day before the end of all tomorrows ever.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 10th May 2010 at 06:35PM

Just think of it this way. With the other Mr. Brown being gone, life is full of amazing possibilitiesExclamationExclamationExclamation A new government! Electoral reform! Sane policies. 007 for leader of the SNP!

And we can have PM of PMExclamationExclamationExclamation

Oops. I just woke up. I was dreaming. Sigh.

Reality check required. Same stuff; different day. (I could think of another four-letter word beginning with "s" which could replace "stuff" Twisted Evil but this is a family-rated site.) Smile Rolling Eyes Verbal manure not required!

Good luck, have fun; "keep calm and carry on."

Posted by: Rob-bear on 10th May 2010 at 07:06PM

Withy Brook's Avatar And some people want Proportional Representation - PR - and you know what? It means a permanent state of major and minor parties negotiating with each other.....Evil or Very Mad

Posted by: Withy Brook on 10th May 2010 at 07:54PM

Sumarell's Avatar We have had the MMP (Mixed Member Proportional system) here in NZ since 1996. After that first election it took 8 weeks for a government to be merged and formed.
I was quite surprised at your election outcome. So many things I had read on the web led me to expect something of a landslide result!

Posted by: Sumarell on 10th May 2010 at 10:51PM

Ivy's Avatar In some countries like Germany it is considered to be good democratic tradition for the leader of a party (specially the formerly leading party) to resign if he does not win enough votes in order to make space for a new person to try to make it better. So it is always a good idea to know who might be next in line just in case the person you give your vote to is not going to be the person to form a coalition.

Posted by: Ivy on 11th May 2010 at 01:33AM

Fennie's Avatar It is very interesting to someone brought up in the age of 'unelected' prime ministers - since 1940 there have been more unelected than elected prime ministers - to see that people are now expecting the prime minister to be elected. It seems that we are moving towards a more presidential system. Is this what people want? Nothing wrong in this but surely we ought to reflect this in any future constitutional discussions?

Posted by: Fennie on 11th May 2010 at 09:18AM

Suffolkmum's Avatar Good point Fennie. We don't vote for the PM anyway - we vote for our constituency MPs. John Major wasn't elected for his first term. On the continent this period of waiting and building coalitions is quite normal. One of the bst insights I read today in the press was the fabulous Marina Hyde, saying that all this pussyfooting around the tantrum-prone markets and worrying about their mood only has one logical conclusion - why have an election at all?!!!

Posted by: Suffolkmum on 11th May 2010 at 12:18PM

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