I think it is safe to say that the 2010 UK Election results were not surprising. What is quite surprising is that the Green Party managed to secure their very first Member of Parliament in the House of Commons! What is not cool is to see that the Liberal Democrates have failed to secure more seats in the House of Commons even after Nick Clegg's victory in the very first live debate on the television.
At this moment, no party has received the necessary majority to form a government by themselves. The Tories are at the front with 307 seats while Labour is just not too far behind at 258 seats while the Liberal Democrates was trailing behind with 57 seats. Despite the fact that Nick Clegg addressed his fellow MPs to open a dialog with the Conservatives, there were resistance because many of his colleagues think that they should instead have Labour and not the Tories. I can foresee that there might be a problem in the alliance between the Tories and the Liberal Democrates despite both leaders of the House gave their pledges to iron out their differences.
We must not forget the purpose of the alliance between the Tories and the Liberal Democrates. Looking back at Malaysia, we can see that a coalition governement is possible. In fact, it has been going on since the independence of Malaysia back in 1957. I'm not surprised if UK were to seek help from Malaysia in building a successful coalition government.
No doubt that a coalition government is possible, we must not forget the problems which is always at the leader's peril. Look at Malaysia at the moment. After gaining independence from thee British, Malaysia has grown. In fact, Malaysia is one of the many countries who are now out of recession (based on the official record). In Malaysia, there are three main parties which formed Barisan Nasional or BN. You have UMNO, MCA and MIC. UMNO is the ruling party which is governed by Malays. MCA is a party which is a representative of the Chinese and MIC is a party representing the Indian society.
If you read the papers, UMNO is always being accused of money politics, MCA is having an internal problem of their own and MIC is virtually dead at the moment... This would mean that in this coalition government, UMNO is actually running the whole show, so to speak.
I do believe that a temporary alliance between the parties in the UK is necessary as the people wants the next government to be able to see that the UK economy will recover in full, creating more jobs for the people and in the issue of immigration. I think a party which is reasonable will be just fine. A party which rely on talking but no action being done will never receive any votes from the public. This is what I call democracy. Democracy is what we have seen in the latest 2010 election in the UK. What is not democratic is what is happening in Malaysia. We need a change...
The 2010 general election in the UK have spoken. The people would still prefer Labour but they would like to see a change in the person at the helm. I do think that many people would like to see that Gordan Brown stepping down for someone else to take over. Another issue is that the people does not REALLY want the Tories to win all as they always change their goal post which is not good although I have feedback stating the Tories are always constantly changing to suit the people's need. I think there are two things to be concerned with. I do think that a party should stick to their guns. Otherwise there will be no consistency. A second thing to take note is that Labour did change but they do so after a thorough diecussion with their party members.
The Liberal Democrates are NOT capable of forming a government on their own. The people have spoken. They have not been able to come close to both Labour and the Conservatives. If the people thinks that the Lib Dems can form a government, they would have received more seats in the House.
As far as I am concern, the Lib Dems are not capable of doing things on their own. One good example will be to look at all the counties which governed by the Lib Dems. You would see poth holes everywhere and they seemed to have problems in dealing with rubbish collection.
In a nutshell, the next government should be reasonable in dealing with the current issues and make sure that they could do so effectively...