Sunday August 9, 2020

Everyone's in government but nothing gets done

No more confidence and supply: next election, we need to elect one party, who can take real action and be held accountable for the result

24th November, 2019
Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson may be very unalike as political leaders, but they both know what it’s like to try to govern without a majority (Pic: PA Wire)

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson may be very unalike as political leaders, but they both know what it’s like to try to govern without a majority. It doesn’t work. Not in Britain and Ireland anyway. You are in office but not in power, and it is the citizens who are short-changed as a result.

The existing confidence and supply arrangement took almost three months to put in place and has endured...

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