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Posted on 05/09/2010 11:37:59 PM PDT by Chet 99
Hung parliament: parties have 15 days to cut deal or face election
The major political parties have 15 days to try to thrash out a deal to form the next government before the country faces the prospect of a second general election.
By By Andrew Porter, Political Editor Published: 11:30PM BST 09 May 2010
Under a new set of guidelines put in place by the civil service Gordon Brown could remain as Prime Minister until 25 May the day of the Queen's Speech.
By then either the prime minister, David Cameron or Nick Clegg has to show that he has the confidence of the Commons.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
It would interesting to see what another election would bring.
I find it enlightening that, after this election, all Clegg could say was that this shows that the present voting system is “broken.”
Clegg’s an idiot, Brown’s a twit, and the jury is out (hung?) on Cameron.
I was just wondering about this. In Germany it is two weeks also.
Wow that entire system of government is so convoluted. I could not imagine 2 elections within 1 month. That seems absurd. I also don’t understand why it’s Clegg’s decision to make. Are the MPs the parties not allowed to think for themselves? Thank God for the Constitution, now quit trampling it Nobama.
Actually on second thought it’d be great if we could force RINOs like McCain, Grahamnesty, Snowe and Collins to vote with the rest of the party and filibuster everything.
If Cameron strongly opposes the Euro bailout and forces a second election, he will win in a landslide.
I am so thankful we don’t have a Westminster system here.
the three of them should fight it out Good, the Bad and the Ugly style in Trafalgar Square with Ennio Morricone playing in the background.
I like the fact that they are only allowed one month to campaign, and not like the absurd perpetual campaign mode candidates here seem to relish on.
We got idiots in the media already reporting on the prospects of 2012 POTUS candidates and we have a 2010 midterm coming up.
Having lived in London for six years, I can tell you that in fact, the British politicians campaign constantly.
Each political party forms and shuffles its cabinet (which comes from Members of Parliament, incidentally) They then face off and constantly battle over various issues -- debating them in Parliament and the press. Citizens effectively vote for the party. One never knows when a general election may be called (the Prime Minister has up to five years from the last one). By-elections are held from time to time to replace MP's who have died or resigned, and these are rightfully considered important indicators of public opinion.
The net result -- electioneering never ceases.
Neither of the three are worth voting for...so what you see is a public who is voting against Brown mostly...and hoping for a change in British politics.
If this were a wager situation...I’d bet on a second election and similar results. By the third election (which is possible), Brown would step aside and Labor would toss in a new candidate and possibly win. Cameron reminds me of McCain in a way...alot of talk but no real substance.
Three way duel with a pair of pistols at 20 paces.
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