Meanwhile, a coalition government with no mandate for what they are doing
They\’re the people who could assemble a majority in the House of Commons. They\’ve a mandate to do whatever they can pass through said House of Commons. That\’s just what the system is.
We don\’t have a political system where those who can assemble such a majority can only do what is in their election manifesto. For the simple and obvious reason that time moves on and no government could or should be able to only do what they wrote up for the voters two, three, four years ago.
There is only one time when the concept of \”mandate\” becomes important in our political system.
The House of Lords promises not to oppose or overturn a policy which is included in the electoral manifesto of those who do manage to cobble together a majority in the House of Commons.
Other than that the entire idea of a \”mandate\” simply doesn\’t work.