Relations between the administration and Legco are bound to get worse, independent legislator Andrew Wong Wang-fat predicted yesterday. Mr Wong urged Tung Chee-hwa to spread the political and policy loads by setting up a ministerial system. He told a Lions Club lunch that a characteristic of Western politics was that there was not just one but several centres of power. 'Mr Tung seems to be the only centre of power,' he said. 'Without political appointments, he'll have to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong and that's very dangerous.' Mr Wong said the Chief Executive could start by splitting some policy duties among Exco members, giving them more responsibility for talking with legislators. Members from major parties could be appointed to Exco to boost communications with the legislature. 'There seems to be no attraction for the executive branch to talk with legislators at present, because the administration thinks it is absolutely right, and that legislators are only playing tricks for the 2000 election,' he said. 'This attitude is deplorable. There may be such legislators, but there are also Exco members who only try to secure their own position.' He said there should be a mechanism to make lawmakers more responsible. Mr Wong said Mr Tung told him ties between the administration and the legislature were strained because of the economy which was booming in the Patten era. 'I don't think this is correct. It's just that Chris Patten as a politician knows how to brush aside loss and blow up victories,' Mr Wong said.