Norman Baker has an article in today's Independent:
It seems extraordinary, just after a general election that produced only a narrow majority for the Conservatives, to countenance a one-party state, but that is what we are now facing. The warning signs are flashing, clearly and urgently.
In the Commons, the opposition is cowed and aimless. After a terrible result in May, especially north of the border, a future Labour majority now looks like a pipe dream. ...
The Lib Dems may well have an energetic new leader in Tim Farron, but they were reduced to a pile of rubble at the last election, while the Green Party is stuck on just one MP. The feisty Scot Nats have their tails up, but they lack the legitimacy to challenge the Tory Government over English matters, and have replaced the Labour and Lib Dem MPs who did have that legitimacy.The depressing thing is that he is obviously right.
Norman ends by saying:
Those interested in the continuation of a viable multi-party democracy need to wake up, act and act together before it is too late.But what does he propose exactly?