Since the General Election, I have been conspicuously silent, observing, contemplating, and evaluating the Con-Dem Coalition with its inherent banana skins. But I could not hold my peace any longer as these were obvious gestures of ‘currying favour’ if ever…[the fortuitous and ironic pun is intentional] read on
Category Archives: Race Realtions [Amendment] Act 2000
The coroner recorded verdicts of unlawful killing for all four deaths.
During this period of oxygen of publicity accorded only to the three, yes you’re
right, Political Parties by all the major media Machiavellian, it is acceptable for the respective leaders to feel on cloud 9 and pro-claim “Its two-horse race” – David Cameron or ” Its three-horse race” Nick Clegg [who got elected only because of the postal strike!] who has the Unions to thank and buy plenty of beer for his ill-gotten fortunes.
Having cleared that, please consider a ‘change in voting attitudes and strategies trying to keep the other Party out!‘
You’ll be inundated with analysis until you are eclectic-fatigued
Consider bringing some one who has considerable community governance contributions within the local community in which you and s/he lives and who could also be your next MP representing you directly into the English Parliament without
- party political fetters weighing MPs down against their better judgement
- party political lobby obligations contradicting one’s conscience
- obligations to any one other than you and your interests
- party whips or leaders, rather than you, dictating every word
- any ties
For me this is the third attempt. Why am I a sucker for emotional and economic punishment not to mention the sheer frustration of dealing with the endemic incompetence in the service delivery even of the Independent Organisations.
No wonder all the Independents bring diversity of consciences with the commitment, and their own money, to serve only you and not himself or herself.
For me this is going to be a multi-horse, conscience-led, righteous fight-to-the-finish akin to the ‘Mahabharata battle at Kurukshetra’ calculated to be between 1493 and 1443 BCE
I hope you understand my message. If not please ask. Thank you for being attentive thus far.
But another much earlier, wise and experienced Conservative view The next general election is \”very likely\” to produce a hung parliament, former deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine has said 31 October 2009
Lord Heseltine also said invading Iraq “was a terrible mistake”. He added: “I had
no time for Saddam Hussein, but in terms of the stability of the Middle East, Saddam Hussein had been an important ally in Western interests in stability.
“If you overturned him, which is what we then did, there was going to be instability in a country which he had ruled with a rod of iron, often very unacceptable ways, but once you take him out then the consequences are to be seen on the streets of Baghdad.
In short – we need to get away from Partite or Tripartite politics and think the unthinkable – a Parliament fit for the purpose – fit for the people and not fit for the parties.
To that end, I personally, would prefer the other possibility for the biggest party to form a minority government with no agreements with other parties and just try to form majorities in favour of each individual bill as it comes up. This would be acceptable to me in-line with the Jury Team’s manifesto of seeking referenda from the public on 5% of the electorate asking for a referendum on any issue that is important to them.
In some countries, instead of forming coalition governments, they have reached agreements with smaller parties that they will support the government if there is a vote in parliament aimed at bringing down the government and forcing an election. This could be expensive on the public purse and foolhardy without first seeking a change in electoral system to PR and or AV.
Countries which often operate with coalition cabinets include: the Nordic
countries, the Benelux countries, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Israel, New Zealand, Kosovo, Pakistan, Kenya, and India. Switzerland has been ruled by a coalition of the four strongest parties in parliament from 1959 to 2008, called the “Magic Formula.” Even in the most populous, exemplarily democratic, diverse, digital and developing and dominating economies despite Global recession one of the political cartoonist represents the coalition UPA Govt as an obese MP or Minister sitting on the poor, down-trodden public.
However, having a truly representative electoral system with representative parliament reflecting the diversity and their opinions in the multi-ethnic Britain would be a refreshing and cleansing surge of oxygen along the dark, daylight-poor and devious corridors of English Parliament.
- 33% of voters trust Labour
- 27% trust Tories
- 13% Lib Dems
Finally, I am minded to mention this real life incident relayed by a renowned BBC reporter at the very first democratic election in South Africa. There in the given township the queue for voting was inordinately long and slow moving. Everybody was patiently waiting for his/her turn irrespective of the length of time s/he was in the queue. One heavily pregnant woman’s plight caught this reporter’s eye. When asked why she was eagerly and patiently waiting to vote, hungry, thirsty and tired, – she said, pointing to her unborn child, “I am going to vote for the future of my child so that he may never know what it was like not having this right to choose your government.”
EVERY VOTE COUNTS
but how does one suppress the unsuppressible, ingrained, inherent homophobia and other prejudices?
Is this one of the first, thus-far suppressed, springs, under the oppressive weight of party policies & whips, to ping-out to the chagrin of David Cameron?
See how they use Ashcroft & Union donations? Do you sincerely believe these ‘cowboys’ can be astute with your money?