Regardless of how long the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition lasts, long-term trends suggest that hung parliaments and coalitions are likely to become more common in future. In other words, the 2010 election result was almost certainly no fluke. So some thought is needed about how the political system needs to adapt to make a success of multi-party government. In a series of blogs, of which this is the first post, I will be addressing this subject.
Responding to questions in the House of Commons, the government has just revealed that its ‘Your Freedom’ website will cost approximately £20,000 to run over the coming year. The cost of www.hmg.gov.uk/yourfreedom has been criticised as excessive – but is such criticism fair?