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The political case is being made strongly for a hung parliament which could bring significant and much needed reform. Polls suggest that voters would prefer it to a Labour or Conservative majority government. The economic scaremongering has also been fact-checked and found wanting. There are some economic analysts now positively making the financial case:
In an article 'Would a hung Parliament be best for the UK economy?' a number of commentators suggest "yes".
Significantly more voters want a hung parliament (46 per cent) than a Labour (25 per cent) or Conservative (29 per cent) Government.
In a YouTube video, Alex Salmond - who is retiring from the House of Commons after 23 years - has echoed the words of Clare Short on Radio 4 yesterday about the decline of the House of Commons, and how smaller parties might help in a hung/balanced Parliament scenario.
Clare Short has become the latest political figure to suggest that a hung or ‘balanced’ Parliament would be a very positive thing.
It was good to see a few people making the case for a hung Parliament yesterday. Amongst them on BBC news 24 were the Green Party's deputy chair and candidate in Norwich South, Adrian Ramsay, and the Labour Minister Ben Bradshaw, who was a little more restrained for obvious reasons. It makes a change from many who bury their heads in the sand, and hope it will all go away.