Sunday, 12 October 2014

British Politics

There is usually a protest vote at by-elections, and Ukip has been described as a pressure group, the sort that gets more votes at by-elections causing ripples in the community and making main parties stand up and take notice.

However, last week in Essex, the pressure group made an MP!

Is it a one-off? What happens if it is not a one-off? That is the more interesting question.

At the 2010 election no one party received an overall majority and we have a coalition. If Ukip get more MPs next May, the other parties will have to have less MPs themselves, so we might as well consign ourselves to being in a permanent coalition politically from now on, which means that all future decisions will be made by on a committee basis, and we know where that gets us!

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