Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Hung Parliament Issue

With the polls still remaining obstinately close, and given the by now well known vagaries of our electoral system, the prospect of a hung parliament lies tantalisingly close. It wouldn't be a bad guess to suggest that we will not have a government - other than a caretaker administration - on Friday, or indeed across the weekend. The BBC's Evan Davies has tweeted that the big question of Thursday will be whether the Tories get a majority; if not, anything could happen.

Politics lecturer and Tory peer Lord Norton has meanwhile provided some illumination on the role of the Speaker in a hung parliament.

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