Cameron a change for the better?
This coalition will not be the 'strong and stable' government which the economic crisis calls for. It is not the Tory government which the English people overwhelmingly voted for. But it is the least bad one we are going to get, after our disastrously muddled election result.
The best news is that we have got rid of Labour. The writhings of Gordon Brown, aided by Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell, two of the most duplicitous men in public life, have failed to save their party from accepting the consequences of defeat at the polls.
As a UK voter that desperately wanted to rid my country of Gordon Brown and his cohorts for many of the reasons that blogs like this exist, i.e. the creeping Islamification of the UK, I voted Tory so this is a limited success.
As I am someone who cares about these things I was up into the early hours on election night jubilant at first, thinking my side were going to trounce Labour and then realising that it would be a close run thing I went to bed. By the morning it was clear that although the Tories had won the majority of the votes and Labour had indeed lost badly it seemed that Labour was not going to resign any time soon. Indeed they were not even acknowledging that they had lost.
For almost a further week the rollercoaster ride continued whilst I, glued to the news channels listened to every pundit discussed the negotiations that were going on between the Tories and the LibDems with the view to creating a coalition government that would command a majority in the house of commons.
It was looking good, Satan's disciple, Peter Mandelson and helpers cooked up a plan to throw a spanner in the works on Monday. So the rollercoaster rolled on. I was in despair on Monday night and through Tuesday as it seemed the LibDems would go with Labour.
Suddenly it all changed and Gordon Brown decided he wanted to get out now and he was on his way to the Queen to resign even before the Cons and Libs had announced a deal. What a turn around. Despair to joy, joy to despair and back again.
I am not sure about some of the things they have agreed on but at least there won't be any scrapping of our Trident submarines. It's better than what we had, just a little, but we will be going through hard times very soon as both the Tories and LibDems are realistic about the national debt and will be imposing some "savage" cuts in public services.
Whatever . . . It’s got to be better than Labour. Only a few reasons at the moment ‘cos it’s not clear how much the Tories have dropped from their manifesto to keep the LibDems in tow.
They have agreed to cap immigration to the tens of thousands as compared with hundreds of thousands under Labour, so that’s a plus.
The Tories did pledge to get out of the EU Human Rights Act – which is the reason the UK has been ridiculed on some blogs because of the resulting absurdities – but whether they can do it now or not is doubtful.
The only other advantage is that the political colour of Britain is now blue/pink instead of red/deeper red.