A Big Bad Hung Parliament?

Alex Masse of Britain’s Conservative-leaning Spectator provides a competent rebuttal to Tory talking points on the horrors of a hung parliament and the prospect of proportional representation in Parliament advocated by the Liberal Democrats, as well as a humorous counterpoint in the form of a video of Ukraine’s hung parliament:

I am uncertain of the benefits or detriments of a hung parliament…I suppose we’ll have to wait and see how this election turns out and how the resulting parliament behaves to get a good picture.  However, I definitely lean in favor of a proportional representation scheme, as Britain’s current district plurality system doesn’t conceptually jibe well with their parliamentary scheme–especially with the presence of three rather than two strong parties in British politics.


About Meng Bomin

Real name Benjamin Main, I am a graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Biological Chemistry.
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