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Scotland – Independence? You know it makes sense!



The voting system in U.K. needs to get disinfectant poured onto it for a good clean up, and along with many of the dirty and corrupt politicians things need to be crystal clear and transparent, especially those with financial interests which devalue politicians and gets in the way of politicians being honest and upstanding members of society!

The voting system is dated and does not and cannot move with the times which is becoming more obvious by the day – the last year in Scotland has made everybody living in Scotland politically savvy.

A more sensible way to vote is positively proportional representation which makes every and each vote matter – Scotland in particular has been shackled for at least the last 100 years. (see;

A majority in parliament at present needs to have 326 seats for a majority in the House of Commons
One party could decide to form a minority government, filling all the ministerial roles with its own MPs but relying on votes from outside the party to pass any bills.

There are no rules on how they must draw up any agreement.

The outcome of discussions could be a formal pact, where the parties agree to vote together on all bills, or it could be that the government has to persuade other parties to vote with them on a case-by-case basis.

In the run-up to the election, several party leaders have ruled out joining a coalition and talked instead of having a looser agreement. This is sometimes known as a “confidence and supply” arrangement.

“Confidence” refers to the smaller party promising to support the government in any vote of no confidence called by other parties, while “supply” means that the party will help the government to pass its budget.

In practice, this means a minority government doesn’t have to constantly worry whether it is about to be voted out of office. In return it will need to co-operate with other parties in drafting every bill that it wants to put before Parliament.

A prime minister remains in office until he or she informs the Queen they are resigning, and is only “expected” to resign once it becomes clear that they cannot command a majority in the house.

So, for example, the Tories are entitled to stay in power if he believes he can build a working majority. He then has just under two weeks to form a government before the the start of the new Parliament.

Should this happen, the opposition could then test the strength of his majority with a vote of no confidence.

Before and during the new Parliament, other parties may decide to join discussions with the present government, or the party with the most MPs, or the party with which they have the most policies in common.

Talks on forming a government may start between opposition parties even though the prime minister remains in power, which was the situation facing Gordon Brown in 2010.

There are 12 days between polling day and the first meeting of Parliament, the exact date of which is set by Royal proclamation.

The date for the start of the next Parliament has already been announced as 18 May 2015.
In 2010, it took 13 days to complete the full coalition agreement between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, which tells you their 12 day ruling was broken.

A coalition is when two or more political parties agree to form a government that includes ministers from each party.

In general a coalition is formed because no single party has enough MPs to guarantee that their bills will be voted through by Parliament.

A coalition is when two or more political parties agree to form a government that includes ministers from each party.

In general a coalition is formed because no single party has enough MPs to guarantee that their bills will be voted through by Parliament.

The coalition governing the UK for the last five years was the result of the Conservative Party gaining the largest number of MPs at the 2010 general election – but finding itself short of the 326 required for a majority in the House of Commons.

A coalition of the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats was the only two-party combination able to command a majority.

A majority government can in principle be made up of some or all of these listed and possibly small individuals or new parties still to be voted into seats;
Labour, Conservative, SNP, Liberal Democrat, DUP, Sinn Fein, UKIP, SDLP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party, Independent, Alliance Party, UUP, Respect Party

The most obvious point to make is; UKIP is something dreamed up as a safety net for the Tories in case they did not have enough seats to make up the required 326 for a majority – UKIP are tories with a different badge on – if they got enough seats the Tories plan will work, and they could get back into power after the elections.

Here’s a scenario which we in Scotland have bore witness to for many years; Scotland has voted for whom they thought was good at that time for Scotland – it never made a jot of a difference because whatever the rest of U.K. voted for we got stuck with it and this was usually the political party we did not want and did NOT vote for.

The stinger; if Scotland got the maximum of 59 seats and all the rest of the minority parties within the U.K. joined us, which includes Ireland and Wales we still could not get that 326 seats needed to form a government – the reason for this is these old guard parties of the Tories and Labour have moved the boundaries all over the U.K. to feather their own nests and keep the smaller parties under their heels… it has worked so far, let’s hope this changes soon!


Scotland needs independence, extra powers within the Scottish Government is not enough, I have just proved it – so if we ever see another independence vote it should only go one way, especially for the future of our Children and grandchildren.