The Fixed Term Parliament Act Paradox

BY PROFESSOR COLIN TALBOT The Fixed Term Parliament Act (FTPA) was the love child of the Conservative – Liberal Democrat Coalition government. It was designed primarily to ensure that a minority-coalition Government could – would – survive for a whole Parliament. That was the primary aim and indeed that is what the FTPA achieves. It makes it very difficult to defeat an incumbent Government, even … Continue reading The Fixed Term Parliament Act Paradox