The tables are turned: It’s the Con-Lib coalition

As Harold Wilson never said, twenty-four hours is a long time in politics.  Yesterday morning, I was writing ruefully about the Lib-Lab “coalition of losers” that looked increasingly likely.  Today, David Cameron is in Downing Street.  Down the road, there are all sorts of questions about the durability of the coalition, and the public allocation of blame for the inevitable cuts, hardship and austerity.  Labour’s next campaign slogan could be “Remember we opposed the Tory cuts”.

But for now (and for the first time in my twelve-year political career), we have a Conservative Prime Minister in Number Ten.

As Maggie Thatcher certainly did say, “Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice”.  Our hopes and aspirations go with you, Dave.  Keep the faith.

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5 Responses to The tables are turned: It’s the Con-Lib coalition

  1. Do you think Clegg is really a Tory wet perhaps thats why he gets on well with Dave ?

  2. Chris P says:

    Chris Huhne as Energy and ‘Climate Change’ minister’!?…..No, I definitely didn’t vote for that. Too late, you have my vote anyway.

  3. If you follow me on Twitter, you will see that I have Tweeted twice on Mr. Huhne (whom I well remember from his MEP days, of course). I congratulated him on his appointment as Minister for Climate Change, since so far as I can tell he has already put a stop to Global Warming(!). I also welcomed his (guarded) approval of nuclear power development, subject to a “No Public Subsidy” criterion, and I asked if he would now apply to same criterion to wind farms — which of course would never be built without massive subsidies through the Renewable Obligation Certificates.

  4. Sean O'Hare says:

    But for now (and for the first time in my twelve-year political career), we have a Conservative Prime Minister in Number Ten

    If only that were true! Unfortunately Dave is NOT a Conservative.

  5. Richard J says:

    Why hasn’t Peter Lilley got a cabinet job? Three senior posts under Thatcher, one under Major, and Shadow Chancellor under William Hague. Backbencher under Cameron. Surely not the climate sceptics burden, as in academia? Not under Cameron, surely?!?

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