The Block Vote

Friday, 30 January 2009 21:29 PAG
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A key requirement of any democracy is a majority of backbenchers not constrained by patronage or collective responsibility and so able to speak freely and force the government to account for their decisions.

The lack of a majority free of patronage and collective responsibility seriously impacts the governments ability to get policies right.

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