Well, it’s a couple of months old now. This odd Coalition of the hard edged Tory's and the middle way Liberal Democrats. It will never happen, I thought, whilst the election aftermath was rolling on and the ‘will they wont they’ 24-hour rolling media commentary spewed out. It will never last, I thought as it was set up with a fanfare and rose tinted camera lenses. But is has. It looks pretty good actually. Of course there will be horrible cracks appear at some point and inevitably all good things come to an end as this Coalition surely will, but for now, to my absolute surprise its working quite well. My friends have often heard me quote WC Fields “it doesn’t matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in”, a cynical but lets be honest – accurate view. Lets look at what we’ve had. John Major, the grey man – couldn’t do anything and didn’t – what’s the point of a do nothing Government? Tony Blair, started out well – fresh, clear minded and ready to make changes but soon went off the rails with Iraq and internecine fighting with Uncle Gordon. And then came Uncle Gordon himself, well he made it – got the job and lets be honest …….. messed up big time. So what’s the difference with David (Dave) and Nick (Nick)? Long term, probably not a lot because all Governments are on a conveyor belt with a long drop at the end – some long belts, some shorter. The short-term difference for the Coalition Government is that all the money has gone on bailing out the banks and propping up the economy, which means that Government can’t do nothing and so any administration has to grasp the nettle. I admire David Cameron and Nick Clegg for setting up the Coalition so well. They seem to have taken the view; ‘well we have to get married so we might as well have a go at making it work’. Nice one guys, good skills. One point, which to me looks like a really big issue, no an absolutely massive issue is that they have got going on the cuts earlier and deeper than anyone thought they would. If they keep that up the UK public sector will be changed beyond recognition. For ever.
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