Thursday, May 13, 2010

Not a result!

50 + 1% is no longer to be defined as a majority apparently:
MPs will not be able to throw out the government unless at least 55% of them vote to do so, under plans agreed by the Conservatives and Lib Dems.

The move would protect David Cameron from losing power even if the coalition partners decided to split up.

A simple majority in the Commons is currently enough to win a "confidence vote", which could mean Parliament is dissolved if the government loses.

The plans were drawn up during long meetings between Lib Dems and Tories
Register your protest here.


Jae said...

This is in order to create a fixed term Parliament. It means neither the Government nor a "prospective Government" can dissolve Parliament before the next election.

We cannot create a fixed term Parliament with out it. So this shouldn't be a "No to 55" campaign. It should be a "No to Fixed Term Parliaments". Which I think people actually quite like.

O'Neill said...

If you had said it only applies to government sponsored votes of confidence you might have had a case but if the price of a fixed parliament is a government remaining in power with 46% of the Common's support then I don't think it's worth paying