A Voters Views on The General Election
Actually more on the result and my fears for what this could mean.
So at last the General Election is over, only problem is it appears that it was effectively round one, we have a hung Parliament and this worries me because at the very time we need decisive action to deal with the economy we are likely to end up with a tip toe government trying its best not upset its partner. Of course this state of affairs cannot last very long something will go wrong and we will have another general election but how long will this be and will we get a stable government out of it.
This happened once before in my adult life time when a labour government was kept in power by the liberals, in those days the papers used to refer to David Steele leader of the Liberal Party as the yellow streak up the governments spine. This was a period of total paralysis which did untold damage to the economy. Will we never learn.
One of the frightening things is that it is likely that the price of support for the Government will be some form of deal on proportional representation, Heaven for-fend. Proportional representation will lead to nothing but endless strings of general elections as coalition after coalition collapses just as it does in other countries where they have adopted this ridiculous notion and any way I like the constituency system where I have an MP to represent me and our local needs no matter of what party.
Whilst I have my own political preference at the end of the day I would rather have a party of a different hue in power than a party with no power.
So when we do have another election I hope for all our sakes that we get a government with a clear working majority.
J. R. Spencer