Mature politics, fantasy Cabinet

posted by Kaihsu Tai on May 16th, 2010

Imagine a British coalition Government with Liberal Democrats and Conservatives, with Nick Clegg and David Cameron as prime minister and deputy.

But add to this coalition the Greens and the Scottish National Party, each having Cabinet posts. Caroline Lucas is the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Baroness (Jenny) Jones of South Camberwell, the Secretary of State for Justice.

The opposition parties in Parliament include Labour, United Kingdom Independence Party, Christian Peoples Alliance (yes, seriously), and Respect.

That is pretty much what is going on in the Government of Finland right now. It will be intereresting to see how the Finnish Greens in Government deal with the nuclear power issue. To be fair to Finland, the approximation requires the removal of the more extreme views in each of the British parties, and a more proportional electoral system.

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  1. On May 17, 2010 at 18:49 Kaihsu Tai said:

    For an example of a party with only one parliamentarian being offered a ministerial post, see Peter Dunne of United Future New Zealand, now Minister of Revenue. The Government, with the support of other partners, does not strictly require him for confidence and supply.