Friday, 1 May 2015

When will Cameron or Miliband be probed over possible "Grand Coalition"?

Has Ed Miliband real said if being prime minister meant a deal with the SNP then there would be no Labour government.

Miliband dismissed the prime minister’s warnings when audience member Simon Wilkinson asked him why the Labour party was misleading the country over a deal with the SNP.

The Labour leader then ruled out a coalition or a less formal “confidence and supply” arrangement.

In most parliamentary democracies, members of a parliament can propose a Motion of Confidence or Motion of No Confidence in the government or executive. The results of such motions show how much support the government currently has in parliament. Should a motion of confidence fail, or a motion of no confidence pass, the government will usually either resign and allow other politicians to form a new government, or call an election.

Similarily Most democracies require an appropriation bill or something similar to be passed by parliament in order for a government to receive money to enact its policies. If an appropriation bill fails, the government loses control of the money supply, and is therefore virtually powerless. The failure of a supply bill thus has the same effect as the failure of a confidence motion. In early modern England, the withholding of funds was one of parliament's few ways of controlling the monarch.
With now mandatory 5 year Parliaments it means that this is probably how we could face another election . However it could mean another party forms a government
Miliband added:

Let me be plain. We’re not going to do a deal with the Scottish National party; we’re not going to have a coalition, we’re not going to have a deal.

“Let me just say this to you – if it meant we weren’t going to be in government, not doing a coalition, not having a deal, then so be it.

“I am not going to sacrifice the future of our country, the unity of our country, I’m not going to give in to SNP demands around Trident, around the deficit, or anything like that.
 So one thing is clear both the Tories and Labour are committed to renewing Trident and reducing the deficit by continuing the Austerity program.In reality Milibsnd is merely saying that there will be no deals relating to the Queens Speech a vote by vote arrangement is stil on the cards and just as in our Assembly and in Previous Scottish Parliaments the Budget for instance may well see minority Parties agreeing to back it for concessions .

However if  Ed Miliband really  beleives  if being prime minister meant a deal with the SNP then there would be no Labour government.why haven't journalists raised the question of a grand Tory-Lab alliance ,

After all with Trident and the Deficit being a red line between Miliband and the SNP or presumably Plaid  or the Greens . His natural ally here are the Tories.

1 comment:

  1. Millband and Cameron are playing lets pretend until polling day, both know they’ll need coalition partners and both will have to compromise if they want to be PM, but Ed was also trying to scare voters back in Scotland to backing Labour and it’s already backfiring.

    I wouldn't trust Labour as far as I could throw and hope that Wales is awake to their duplicity after this campaign.

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