The UK media and coalitions: lessons for Canada?

How the UK media reports on the coalition government may provide insight into how a coalition government might be treated by the media in Canada. I have been monitoring various UK news sources online since the election, and have noticed a few trends. 1. Every policy the government announces may break the coalition The coalition partners put together a detailed program for government which was endorsed by each party’s caucus. To date, everything the coalition government has done was outlined in the coalition program. No matter. The media regularly features headlines warning (or celebrating?) that the coalition will be sorely tested by – take your pick – the proposed change to the no-confidence vote threshold,  the VAT increase, the referendum […]