Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The new business of government in Britain

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have promised that as part of their coalition government that they would conduct British politics in a new, more transparent and more open way. And here is the first example (this report comes from the New York Times):

The leaders of the new coalition government in Britain, David Cameron of the Conservative party and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats, said Wednesday that they would introduce a bill to establish a five-year fixed term for Parliament. A fixed term would be a major departure from the existing system, which allows a ruling party to choose when to call general elections, as long as they are no more than five years apart.

The leaders declared that they would be able to maintain a stable government for five years despite disagreements between their parties.

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