Monday, November 05, 2007
If it's Monday it Must be no Belgian Government
Five months ago, on 10 June the good people of Belgium voted in a General Election. Five months on, they still have no government. In Wales it took the best part of two months to form a coalition. Those who propose that PR is a fairer electoral system must explain how it could be introduced in Westminster without potentially paralysing our political system. Whatever its failings (and it has many) at least our first past the post system usually produces a government with a mandate. The trouble with PR is it produces a government that no one wanted to carry out a mish mash of policy compromises which no one voted for.