The result of the 2010 general election left us with a government ‘cobbled together’ and then imposed on us by politicians; however, at least on that occasion we had a free choice of where to place our mark on the ballot paper. No longer, it would seem.
It now appears that two political parties, although both denying it, are discussing how they can assist each other come the 2015 general election. We have Fabricant, from the Conservative Party, proposing that in exchange for a EU referendum promise Ukip should agree not to stand against candidates of his party in constituencies where the Conservative candidate is not certain of victory; Nuttall, from Ukip, countering this by stating no deal is possible while Cameron remains leader; and Farage, leader of Ukip, hinting that a deal might be possible were Michael Gove to replace Cameron.
The fact that our democracy has descended to a point whereby a party with not one MP can attempt to dictate to a party with some the conditions of any agreement, while the latter party should feel it necessary to even propose that which they do; that both parties should even consider deciding whether there will even be a candidate for which their supporters will have an opportunity to vote, will hopefully not have escaped the notice of people.
This is not democracy; this is a few rabid, power-crazed collies discussing how, to their individual advantage, they can best herd the sheep.