Sun May 24, 2015 9:23AM
UK Prime Minister David Cameron
UK Prime Minister David Cameron
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Britain has a new government, but the same prime minister. David Cameron has announced his new cabinet after the Conservative Party won a thin overall majority of MPs in the General Election on 7th May 2015.

However, over 60% of those who voted had cast their votes against a Conservative government.  Despite this, the Conservatives won enough seats to rule supreme, without the help of any other party – raising serious questions about how democratic Britain really is. Thousands of protesters have already marched in the streets, calling for the removal of the government – a reminder of just how much hostility the party generates by seeming to favor the rich and ignore the poor. 

Many fear they will cut the public services the least wealthy depend on.  The rulers could also make people pay privately for healthcare, which helps businesses that make large profits from providing healthcare – and which often happen to donate money to the Conservative Party. Moreover, austerity - and the growing differential between rich and poor – risks causing higher crime rates and more social unrest.