Once you recognize that coalition government is a European norm, and is likely to endure in the UK, further changes in British party politics (such as electoral pacts) look quite feasible.
British Politics and Policy at LSE
(14 Sep 2010)
The Conservative and Liberal Democrat government has already overturned decades of the conventional wisdom about UK governance, suggesting instead that coalitions will work stably in Britain, as they do in much of Europe. Françoise Boucek wonders if coalition governance in Britain’s current party system may even lead to future election pacts on the French model?
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