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What Happens If The Tories Form A Minority Government?

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If they are the biggest party and decide (and are able to) go it alone, how much power will they actually have in terms of making decisions and getting changes/laws through Parliament?

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does it matter...whoever gets in, they will be muppets...

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If they are the biggest party and decide (and are able to) go it alone, how much power will they actually have in terms of making decisions and getting changes/laws through Parliament?

They would have normal executive power and would have to negotiate with others to be able to pass legislation.

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They would have normal executive power and would have to negotiate with others to be able to pass legislation.

So, they wouldn't be able to get anything passed since Labour/SNP/Lib Dems will most likely vote against them and UKIP will only have 1 or 2 MPs. It's all going to be a total farce isn't it.

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So, they wouldn't be able to get anything passed since Labour/SNP/Lib Dems will most likely vote against them and UKIP will only have 1 or 2 MPs. It's all going to be a total farce isn't it.

There's always the Norn Iron nutters that will cut a deal along with G Galloway Esq. It will foster clientelism and patronage. Welcome to Italian style politics....

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They have to be able to pass the budget at least, if not there'll be another election.

I guess in theory paralysis could go on for quite a long time, it does sometimes in other countries when this electoral situation happens.

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They have to be able to pass the budget at least, if not there'll be another election.

I guess in theory paralysis could go on for quite a long time, it does sometimes in other countries when this electoral situation happens.

They had over a year of no govt. in Belgium recently, best the countries been run since 1850!

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Surely they would get voted out very quickly on a vote of confidence by the SNP and Labour ganging up...presumably able to raise 325 votes.

Meanwhile Labour can form a minority Government so long as SNP are compliant.

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So, they wouldn't be able to get anything passed since Labour/SNP/Lib Dems will most likely vote against them and UKIP will only have 1 or 2 MPs. It's all going to be a total farce isn't it.

Voting against everything is not without consequences for the other parties. They won't want to be seen to be destabilising the country for no good reason.

Minority government can be very effective.

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So, they wouldn't be able to get anything passed since Labour/SNP/Lib Dems will most likely vote against them and UKIP will only have 1 or 2 MPs. It's all going to be a total farce isn't it.

The U.S. faces this situation frequently when the President is from a party that does not control a majority in Congress or the Senate. They seem to survive.

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Surely they would get voted out very quickly on a vote of confidence by the SNP and Labour ganging up...presumably able to raise 325 votes.

Meanwhile Labour can form a minority Government so long as SNP are compliant.

The Fixed Term Parliament act makes that a lot harder.

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Voting against everything is not without consequences for the other parties. They won't want to be seen to be destabilising the country for no good reason.

Minority government can be very effective.

Maybe - shock horror - MPs will have to examine legislation which is what they are paid to do and the executive will have to negotiate with the legislature. I don't know why people in this country think governments with huge majorities whipping poorly drafted laws through a supine Parliament is such a great thing when so much evidence points to it having disastrous consequences over the years.

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If the Tories get anywhere near power HPI is certain, they probably will cut the deficit so no default.

So no rate increases and more help to buy.

There ate no options that can cause an HPC.

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If the Tories get anywhere near power HPI is certain, they probably will cut the deficit so no default.

So no rate increases and more help to buy.

There ate no options that can cause an HPC.

SNP/ Labour does look like the best loose coalition for raising interest rates as the UK bond Market takes fright.

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Very little.

A lot of compromise.

I'm am definitely in the consensus that the markets are giving the UK too much lee way at the moment.

The UK is at a polictical deadend/cross roads.

No one really knows what to do - politicians + electorate.

Despite the claims, there is a consensus that the UK state is spending way too much - you do no get a ~8 deficit with a small government.

However, due to G Brown's geniues, there's so many people with so much interest in the client state.

So theUK will go along until a large, external financial event sinks it.

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There is talk of them roping in the DUP too though. I think saying UKIP may only get 1 or 2 MPs is pessimistic. I'm hoping for 10+. Also hoping for the Lib Dems to have 1 - 2 or less.

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SNP/ Labour does look like the best loose coalition for raising interest rates as the UK bond Market takes fright.

The BoE is the UK bond market. They will buy unlimited quantities to keep bond yields low. We are past the point at which central banks are expected to enforce discipline on anybody.

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Can't see it IMO.

Even if they were 2/3 seats short they could only rely upon 8/9 DUP MP's, everyone else could be guaranteed to vote against them. They could probably get the budget through and survive a confidence vote but everything else would be a nightmare. It'd be impossible to pass any legislation of their own and you can guarantee that Labour would find allsorts of ways to make trouble.

Also bear in mind that a number of by-elections are inevitable, lose a couple of seats to labour/lib-dem and they don't even have the votes to survive a vote of confidence.

Would Cameron really want to be in charge in those circumstances? Possibly as a short term measure if he thought he could get through bills on boundary reform and the EU referendum but otherwise no.

My guess is another coalition with the Lib Dems (assuming that they have enough seats to be worthwhile) or nothing at all.

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The BoE is the UK bond market. They will buy unlimited quantities to keep bond yields low. We are past the point at which central banks are expected to enforce discipline on anybody.

That's what leads to currency collapse and consequent Weimar inflation.

Delayed by international "safe haven" status. Which already includes prostituting Prime London property for the global super-rich to use as an equivalent to gold that never leaves the bank vault.

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The Fixed Term Parliament act makes that a lot harder.

It can always be repealed. If the Tories and labour both agree to do it then no problem - and it may well be in both their interests to do so.

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That's what leads to currency collapse and consequent Weimar inflation.

Delayed by international "safe haven" status. Which already includes prostituting Prime London property for the global super-rich to use as an equivalent to gold that never leaves the bank vault.

So the theory goes, except that after 8 years of all the major central banks printing like money's going out of style, we're in deflation. The only thing the printing seems to be inflating is asset prices.

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