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.

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About Meng Bomin

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