Non-Partisan Government

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  1. Just heard on "Today" that the new French president is appointing his new cabinet, making use of individuals from many political persuasions. Surely not the best man (or woman) for the job? How can he be so cavalier? He must realise that the myopic, British, entirely partisan way is the right way, surely? Unless you used to either work with, or share a flat with the Prime Minister, of course, which overrides all other considerations. :roll:
  2. In reality they are copying an old UK idea, particularly between WW1 and 2 the idea of a National Government was quite popular, and Winnie proposed another post1945 but this was turned down by Labour.
  3. I have often thought that having the best person for the job, rather the best person available in any particular party would be a good idea, would be good for the Country. I mean look, at what we have had during the last three governments?
    Pick a Cabinet out of what Cameron or Brown has to offer for the next time, not a lot of talent is there? Just more of the same.
    (I deliberately left out the other parties, as they stand no chance of forming a Government)
  4. It's an idea that will never catch on here. Whichever party wins the next election they are hardly likely to give highly paid jobs to the opposition.
  5. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    The issue of pay won't be a factor, the Shadow Cabinet are also highly paid (yes the UK tax payer pays more money to the top losers too!) - however losing power to their sworn political enemy would be unacceptable to any of the current crop of failed-people-turned-megalomaniacs.
  6. Oh Guy Fawkes return and save us!
    It's true though UK politics seems to have got well, boring, in the last decade or so. It is hardly possible to tell the difference between them.
    If M. Sarkozy wants a goverment of national unity to restore the peoples faith in the country then that can't be a bad idea.
    There are eight different parties competing for the mayoral elections where we live, ranging from out and out Marxists to dyed in the wool Francoists (who in Catalunya don't stand a chance) it makes it a lot more interesting.

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