I was intending to identify the perils of a hung Parliament. There is no real benefit to be derived from an indecisive election result. However, The Times saved me the trouble yesterday with a powerful leader putting the case against a hung Parliament. It argues that now is the worst time possible, but the basic case remains regardless of the economic situation. As the leader concludes:
“The likely outcome of a hung Parliament would not be a new form of pluralism. It would be a weak government, with no agreed programme and no mandate for the change the country needs. This is no time for a weak government and, therefore, no time for a hung Parliament.”
We may end up with a hung Parliament, but that doesn’t mean such an outcome is desirable. Quite the reverse.