Former Lord Chief Justice Nicholas Phillips outlined his fears for UK politics after the General Election admitting it may end up a “mess”.
Bournemouth University Chancellor, Lord Phillips, speaking exclusively to Your Election 15 , pointed to the “alarming” coalitions possible when asked about the shift from two party politics to the ‘rainbow’ coalition effect that we have now.
In the clip, he said: “In general, a coalition is not a bad thing, but I think what we are facing at the moment is fairly alarming with the possible coalitions, giving far too much power to a relatively modest minority, and a minority that’s going to be fairly extreme in its attitude.”
With the polls suggesting that neither the Conservatives or Labour will win a majority on May 7th, another hung parliament is likely. It seems probably that one of the two major parties will be propped up in a minority government by one (or more) of the ‘smaller parties’ after the election.
Lord Phillips gave his opinion on the election, saying: “I’m rather pessimistic (about the General Election), I think we could be in a considerable mess after the election.”