So Why is a Hung Parliament Such a Problem?
With the General Election in the UK upon us, I ask the question, Why Is A Hung Parliment Such A Problem?
With Election Day upon us, the media are intent on stirring up a frenzy about a hung Parliament and how this would be bad thing for the Country, but why is that?
When you have just come out of the worst recession in years and endured 12 months of continuous headlines about MP’s expenses then you do start to wonder which party would be best for the UK?
One thing is certain, each party, whether its Labour, Conservative, Liberal or anyone else have one thing in common, to be the winner!
Once they have won what can they really do to change a Country still reeling from sleaze & economic slump?
The argument against a hung parliament would be that if any one party won they would be unable to put through their policies as they would not hold the majority of the house, but why is that a problem?
I for one am sick of MP’s following the Party line. How many MP’s actually entered Politics because they cared? Strangely enough I would say that nearly all of them did because they had a voice and a view and wanted to do something that made a positive impact on society. The problem however becomes apparent when you align yourself to a Party and suddenly find yourself tied to their Policies.
The last 12 months of MP’s expense scandals have proved one thing and that is the mistrust that people have of politicians. By jumping onto the gravy train and following the so called procedures Politicians seem to have forgotten the very reason that they entered Politics in the first place.
I therefore come back to my original question, so why is a hung Parliament such a problem?
If Parliament was hung would this not give way to self policing? Would Politicians conscience come in to play when a new policy is being voted on?
At the moment the two most powerful parties in the UK are again at opposite ends of the spectrum with regard to the way forward. No doubt a change is always a good thing but a complete change could be disastrous. If Parliament is hung then we can softly, softly tip toe our way out of recession without making any rash mistakes. MP’s can be free of towing the Party line & finally stand up and be counted for as people with principles as their vote could decide the outcome of any new policy.
Whilst all this is going on we should also remember its commerce that rules the world. Buyer & selling commodities determines share & currency prices, not MP’s, and it is the increase in commerce that will create jobs & wealth not MP’s whose decisions invariably tend to curtail this.