Wednesday, 23 November 2011

An alternative question

"Q2. [81731] Richard Ottaway (Croydon South) (Con): Returning to next week’s public sector strikes—[ Interruption. ] They don’t like it up 'em, do they? Is the Prime Minister aware that, of the three largest unions, the turnouts in the strike ballot were 32%, 31% and 25% respectively? Does my right hon. Friend agree that any striker has the right to strike if he so wishes, but he should not engage in mass action unless he has the support of the majority of those unions’ membership?"
Perhaps we, the people, could ask:
"Is the Prime Minister aware that, of the three largest parties, the turnouts in the 2010 General Election were 36.1%, 29% and 23% respectively?  Does the Prime Minister agree that any political party has the right to form a government, but that they should not so do unless they have the support of the majority of the electorate?"
Just asking...........

Of course to those who point out that the Coalition musters 59.1%, I would remind them that the manifesto produced by the Coalition was never presented to the electorate where it could have been either accepted or rejected.

Just saying...........

2 comments:

DP111 said...

Our method of democratic representation requires parties to be mutually antagonistic, whether in power or in opposition. If they form a coalition after an election (specially if they had not announced their intent before), then that act is a conspiracy against the people.

Anonymous said...

Our method of democratic reprasentation is only marginally better than that of Syria.