Friday, 8 May 2015

After the Election the hard work begins

Now the Election’s over the hard work of government begins again, and whatever we think of the result the Prime Minister, David Cameron, needs our prayers for wisdom and justice. We need to pray for Mr Cameron as he chooses his Cabinet – who to invite and who not to.

The UK is politically more divided than ever as Scotland has become what could be described as a socialist one-party state within a state. The comments of Mr Cameron and Mr Milliband about the Scottish voters probably have not helped, and there are bridges to be built. It would be ironic if a Conservative and Unionist government oversaw the breakup of the United Kingdom.

When the referendum about electoral reform was held I voted against proportional representation, but I think I’m changing my mind. It doesn’t seem right that 6 million people can vote for the Lib Dems and UKIP and get only 9 or 10 seats between them, but 1 ½ million can vote SNP and get 56 seats. If this is the future of politics then maybe our electoral system does need to change.

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