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Why minority rule works for all

For the Tories, ruling as a minority government allows them to put forward radical spending cuts and dare the other parties to vote them down. They can then claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility.

For Labour, they can watch as the boyish George Osbourne turns grey within a month, as he grapples with an economy that shows little sign of recovery. Soon enough, The Tories will have to account for that.

For the Lib Dems, their claim to be "something different" would hardly resonate if they get into bed with "the same old parties". Coalition with the Tories risks the votes of all those who felt they stood for progressive politics.

Either way, expect a new election within two years, and a new leader of the Labour Party (surely this time Gordon has to go?).

Know your rights, and your rules

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