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The PM program [May. 10th, 2010|02:43 pm]
Richard Clegg
I'm trying to work but I'm mainly just pressing refresh on the BBC website to see if we have a government yet. Well the result could have been worse but not much. A Lib-Conservative pact would look like a total disaster to me with eroded Lib Dem support (how many people are already "never lib dem again" even before this), not much chance of any actual electoral reform and a very small number of LD MPs trying to claim they are "influencing" policy. Also is it really likely that any kind of electoral reform bill would get through given I reckon many tories would defy the party whip on such a matter. In a way the nicest possible result would be a minority Tory government which would quickly turn in on itself as the Tory party typical habit of eating its young in times of stress. What are the rest of you hoping/fearing from this?

[User Picture]From: wehmuth
2010-05-10 02:05 pm (UTC)
[electoral reform] is well below [...] on my list of priorities.

I think that's probably true for many people.  On the other hand, I don't think that stability will be achieved until the cycle of two alternating 'extremes' is reduced in effect.  Whether or not this will lead to improved politics, accountability and sensible policies is another matter.
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[User Picture]From: steer
2010-05-10 02:17 pm (UTC)
I really wonder how we could move to a more consensus system of politics in this country.
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[User Picture]From: wehmuth
2010-05-10 04:09 pm (UTC)
If the consensus is driven by Murdoch, do we want to? ;-)
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[User Picture]From: moral_vacuum
2010-05-11 04:55 pm (UTC)
I think it would involve wholesale lobotomies.
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