Samuel Brittan

Don’t panic — a hung parliament might be good

Ignore the alarmists, says Samuel Brittan, there is nothing to fear from minority government. Our political system might even benefit from it

Although I have been a reader of The Spectator almost since I have been in short trousers I have rarely been as irritated by an article as I was by last week’s cover story, ‘Britain must be saved from the financial abyss’. Its author, Allister Heath, is by no means a lone voice: he speaks for a considerable number of vocal, if unrepresentative people in the City who believe a hung parliament would mean weak government and fiscal peril.

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