Friday, April 16, 2010

Tories must coalesce with LibDemos to make a minority government in Britain

Like in 1974, Britain shall make way this year for a minority government after previous dynasties of majorities in both 2000s Labour and 1990s Tory flavour ruled their respective days, according to its most outstanding debate. But it would seem the Liberals, or should I say the Liberal Democrats of yore, did not politically die out when last in power in 1910, split in 1922 and eventually merged in 1983. Instead, though the Tories lead in the polls, it would seem without the help of the LibDemos, a Conservative majority would be impossible, nor one for Labour unless it made a 1977 type parliamentary deal to work together, especially with a giant European political economic cloud over their collective heads.

As the winner Margaret Thatcher gave way to her former Chancellor of the Exchequer John Major for the loss, so has Tony Blair done the same deed for his in Gordon Brown, allowing for a legacy not so different than Canada's Liberal Jean Chretien and his Finance Minister Paul Martin, but the Brit voter seems to see the LibDemos Nick Clegg as the next Winston, whether Churchill or Smith depending, rather than David Cameron, who seems to have a personality as brittle as breakfast Weetabix!

Three facts will come from this general election, one being that Brown has lost the Labour dynasty of majorities, second being as the socialist LibDemos vote goes up so it will for the nationalist Nick Griffin and the British National Party as Brits protest the lack of choice in parties and change in policies, third being the possible implosion of the Conservative and Unionist Party of the United Kingdom if they can not work a deal out that allows it to rule yet again, one they have not done since World War Two. This could include being the figurehead power, yet allowing the future hung parliament's balance of power to run the policy, being the LibDemos, until a time it can show it can rule with a realistic manifesto towards change for a real choice, where it would then lose confidence in their own coalition government, a first in 70 years, to make the case for a majority. So, the ball is now in the court of both Labour and Tories, how will they lob it back?