‘The Daily Show’ on Britain’s Hung Parliament, Unwritten Constitution and Lack of a Prime Minister (Video)

John Oliver is great in this clip. God Save The Queen! Via The Daily Show:

Great Britain has a ludicrously arcane system for breaking electoral ties where the Queen appoints one of her Corgis as interim prime minister.

, , , , , ,

  • 5by5

    He's right you know. Chilly neck breezes ARE the leading cause of death among British people.

    Of course the study was funded by the Royal Ascot Society, so there is a bit of controversy over the results.

  • 5by5

    He's wrong though when he says that the Lib Dems have the smallest amount of public support. It's rather quite the opposite. Liberals make up the largest part of the electorate, but have been artificially kept out of power because they don't have proportional representation. That is what the Lib Dems are pushing for. And that's why both Conservative and the Labor parties are resisting it — the Cons know that if there is true, proportional representation in England, they'll never win another election, and Labor is fearful of losing power and being forced to listen to the Liberal majority of the country that wants things like the British gov't to refrain from doing idiotic things like following the American Flightsuit-in-Chief into idiotic wars in the Middle East.

    • GWF Hegel

      Bit of a stretch to suggest that more than 50% would prefer a Lib Dem government. They've never polled above 33% have they? And they took only 23% of vote in the election. I respect that some of this is due to the 'wasted vote' concern but I don't see why we should conclude from this that they are the most popular party. I'm speaking as someone who voted Lib Dem in the last 2 elections.

  • GWF Hegel

    Bit of a stretch to suggest that more than 50% would prefer a Lib Dem government. They’ve never polled above 33% have they? And they took only 23% of vote in the election. I respect that some of this is due to the ‘wasted vote’ concern but I don’t see why we should conclude from this that they are the most popular party. I’m speaking as someone who voted Lib Dem in the last 2 elections.

21