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What price a rainbow coalition for the Labour Party?

Amid signs that the Liberal Democrats may well be coming on board and supporting the Labour Party, this will just be part of a very complicated jigsaw for the opposition parties. The Labour Party and the Liberal Democrat party do not hold sufficient seats in parliament to have an overall majority and will therefore need to bring in nationalists from Scotland, Wales and Ireland. So what price the support of the nationalists?

There is growing concern that the Scottish, Welsh and Irish nationalists would want shelter from massive public-sector investment cuts as a proviso for their support. As a consequence, if this were the case then the English would bear the brunt of future public sector investment cuts with the potential for public unrest if this were to happen. Despite the fact that English taxpayers already receive less public sector investment per person than any other group in the Union it seems that the Labour Party is considering this very controversial move.

The next 24 hours are deemed by many experts to be the most important in the UK political scene for many years. If the Labour Party agrees to push through a change in the voting system and proportional representation is implemented, without a referendum, it is unlikely we would see any one ruling party in the future. Coalitions would be the name of the game and the problems which these can bring - although there are benefits as well.

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