posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 05:53 PM
If I could clarify some points.
We don't vote for the Prime Minister, or even a Party, really. Political Parties are not recognised hy Parliament. You vote for your candidate in
your constituency. It's the candidates themselves that organise themselves into parties of like minded individuals.
Now, as for the Prime Minister. Whoever can command the majority of MP's in parliament can then go to the Queen and request that they be allowed to
form a Government.
It has nothing really to do with what party your from. If Labour MP's supported a Liberal MP as PM, then that situation is allowed. Obviously this
would never happen, as the party whips would never allow it, but it is conceivable in theory. Interestingly, party whips are not really recognised by
parliament either. The behaviour of political parties within parliament is at odds with how it should operate.
This in itself could be interesting at the next election, depending on the outcome, as one party alone may not command a majority enough to form a
Government, so anyone within parliament, be it the Commons or Lords, could form a Government providing they had the support of the majority of MP's.
You could get a coaltion of cross party MP's form a Government, without involving any of the Parliamentary party leaders, provided they could
demonstarte they had majority support across all MP's. That would be worth a giggle to see, although not likely to happen as most MP's are sheep led
by promises of jobs and peerages.
EDIT: I find it funny that people will complain about "being undemocratic" or "losing their rights" without actually knowing much about them in
the first place. We need more people to take an interest in things and know their rights. Some members of the Labour party even claim we don't even
have a constitution, but we do!
In fact, I used my rights as Guaranteed under the Bill of rights only the other day to avoid paying a fine that some trumped up train inspector tried
Instead of moaning about something, yet not knowing about that which you moan, go out and learn exactly how things work and educate yourself! Apathy
is killing this country much more than some porridge faced Scot in Downing Street. After all, apathy is how the Labour party got into power in the
first place. In the last election, only 27% of the registered electorate voted for them in the popular vote, yet they control parliament with a huge
I could go on for hours, but I don't wish to go off on one in case nobody is interested.
[edit on 28/8/08 by stumason]