Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold

Today’s Red C poll shows an electorate willing to throw away ‘traditional’ parties in favour of those on the sidelines

Coalition building is something which the British people will not put up with. Or so David Cameron and Ed Miliband keep saying. Both men claim to expect that the outcome of the British general election will be single-party government. Governing by coalition arrangement, we are told, is not the British way. The fact that Britain has had a coalition government since 2010 apparently counts for nothing. Coalition governance is a European construct and, like some other things European, should not be let past Calais.

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