Though under our first past the post system there are more likely to be majorities enabling a single party to form a government, failing that a coalition is agreed to generate the majorityDemocracy means someone will always lose out but it also suggests the rule of the majority which can not happen in first past the post.
If 50% plus 1 of the population vote for a party in FPTP it can be that a majority will rule.Democracy means someone will always lose out but it also suggests the rule of the majority which can not happen in first past the post.
Saint Tony of Sedgefield?GBNEWS did a great summation of the duplicity of Blair over this
It's received wisdom in England that coalition government is by definition A Bad Thing.Under proportional representation systems it’s more likely that there isn’t a majority party and a greater need for coalitions
And has said She is disappointed She will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland...That's not a statement one hears often...
Had a troop leader nickname of bod.We had an OC with the initials EL. His nickname was Tel which he loved as he thought it was after Tel from Minder. Actually stood for Thick Eddie Lyons.
It's received wisdom in England that coalition government is by definition A Bad Thing.
I'm decreasingly convinced of this, suspecting that other western democracies have made a pretty good fist of government by coalition, and that it would be helpful to study and learn from them. It makes it much harder for a majority to ride roughshod over the rights of a minority, for example.
Had that behaviour been left behind by the good folk of NI in the years between 1690 and 1969, this thread would have no raison d'etre.