Thursday, December 04, 2008

Parliamentary Democracy thwarted

The power of the Prime Ministers office over the elected House of Commons has been reinforced today. And the airy ideals of the former Reform party (which resides now in the present Conservative party) for greater democracy have been voided and revealed as empty rhetoric.

The precedent set today is also a strong argument against minority parliaments and any reform to the electoral system that would favor minority parliaments. It is a commitment to more elections and their abuse. Good thing if you are a political junkie I guess, but bad for everyone else.

Will the coalition hold? The Conservatives would like to think not.

I do not blame the Governor-General. She should not have been put in this position.

Do you want a Prime Minister who is willing to say anything, generate any crisis to retain power?

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