Our country is one of the oldest democracies in the world. Where we are still in nappies though is getting used to coalition governments. 2010 proved this a very difficult thing to adapt to. What we are going to have to get used to is hung parliaments now becoming a lot more commonplace. It's been going on in Europe for a long time so for them it's the norm.

The political climate is changing in this country with the rise in popularity of the smaller niche parties. It means it's now a lot harder for Tories or Labour to achieve a clear majority and gain sole power. Miliband and Cameron are too big-headed and deluded to realise that those days are coming to an end. The parties need to be prepared for how their manifestos will become diluted and compromised under the high probability of another coalition government following this election. As a result and worse still, we now no longer know what watered-down party's policies we'll actually be voting for!

Of course if we scrapped our unfair and undemocratic first-past-the-post system for a fairer form of proportional representation then there'd be no need for coalitions, as I recently blogged about here: http://www.wearetherangersboys.com/f...em-need-reform