Friday, May 07, 2010


Had it been Canadians waking to the results of the British election this morning, we'd have yawned in recognition that we have one more minority government.
The BBC term all morning was a 'hung Parliament', which can certainly be heard in many ways, but really carries an implication that nothing can get done! This certainly cannot be true, and I think it hides some of the fun that one can have with a minority government in a Parliamentary system.
You can have coalitions build and dissolve, you can have a government that gets some pleasure by challenging the opposition parties to dare to force yet another election (we've had a few too many in the medium past, though this treat has spared us now for a few years).
Welcome to our world!


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