Alex Massie

When Hung Parliaments Go Wrong. (Or Right?)

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Egging? Check. Fisticuffs? Check. Smoke-bombs? Check. This is what Ukraine's hung parliament looks like...

The dispute is over whether or not Russia's lease on the naval base at Sebastapol should be extended. The opposition, as you can see, are not happy. Whether this adds weight to Tory warnings about the dire consequences of a hung parliament (and proportional representation!) is a different matter entirely...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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