On May 7th I posted my article about the British General Election. My good cousin Christopher commented that I had a better understanding of the British Political system than many U.K. citizens. I took that as a great compliment since, although British born and bred I left my native land in 1976, and became a U.S. citizen in 1984.
Now I venture to write that today’s resolution of the British “hung parliament issue” is superb.
Those of you who know me well will understand that, “politically speaking”, I am less than enthusiastic with the news that David Cameron ( C ) is the new Premier in the United Kingdom.
Nevertheless although Cameron’s Tories did not win a parliamentary majority, they won the most votes, and the greatest number of seats in the House of Commons so “constitutionally thinking” I admire and respect this resolution.
So I pay tribute to the U.K. system. The transfer of authority in the U.K. took place:
without a Supreme Court ruling (as in the U.S.A. in 2000);
without the intervention of Armed Forces;
without street violence;
without sectarian, religious or nationalistic divisions;
without any “rulings” from the European union;
Gordon Brown resigned with dignity. David Cameron assumed office with integrity.
I think that my native peoples have a lesson or two for the world.