Britain, German-style

As the bond market sharks close in, two British parties will have rapidly to agree on both electoral reform and fiscal retrenchment.

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  1. Speaking from a country with a hung or minority Parliament (Canada), this results in less dramatic changes/decisions. However on the positive side, decisions passed are more balanced and generally in agreement with the majority of the population, as all parties must support same. It prevents one party from driving through significant change without everyone's agreement, so it keeps any radical thinking party from having total control and doing as they like. When you have a leader in Canada like Harper (who is suspected of having a hidden agenda), you definitely want a curb on his powers.
    (DFP, 6 May 2010 13:42)

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