The Conservative Party is ruling as a minority government, backed up by the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. Great emphasis is placed on acting in the national interest, but it is their own interests that are being protected.
Smelling blood, the Labour Party is planning an alternative "progressive alliance" to form the next government with Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.
Rather than political parties prostituting what little principles they have left to hang on to power, we need a "Unity Government" instead. This would be formed by MPs coming together and committing to act first and foremost in the national interest rather than for the political advantage of their parties. Once sufficient MPs had joined forces, the modus operandi of the House of Commons would change and Ministers would be appointed on a cross party basis. This has already been done with notable success in forming the various House of Commons committees. MPs who were unwilling to join the coalition would continue as before but their position would soon become untenable.
The veneer of society has become dangerously thin and we must now do everything in our power to bring people together. A hall jam-packed with political campaigners, the successful minority punching the air and cheering, does not make for a happy electorate or good governance. We now need government by consensus rather than confrontation whereby the electorate is also split into competing camps. A House of Commons with all MPs working collectively for the common good would be a good start and something that all sides of the debate could develop and build on.
The political elite will not surrender their stranglehold on power without a fight. It will require a great deal of public and media pressure. If you think that a Unity Government would be a good idea then support the Unity Petition. If enough people sign up, an unmistakable signal will go out the electorate now wish their representatives to set their political differences aside to deal with major issues in the most effective manner possible.