Wednesday, 12 May 2010
I'm a floating voter and have voted for Harold Wilson, Neil Kinnock, Maggie Thatcher and Blair in my time - this time I voted Lib Dem mainly as a protest against the seedy Tory scrounger who vacated the seat. I still harbour the massive disillusionment of watching Blair's trajectory from young ideallist to orange millionaire with Iraq on his conscience, but somehow I'm hopeful that the new coalition between David Cameron's Conservatives and Nick Clegg's Lib Dems will actually move this Country in a positive direction.
With the Lib Dems already exerting influence on policy (low-earners tax thresholds and inheritance tax freeze) and their solid credentials as the only party who voted against the Iraq War and predicted the Banking Crisis, things can only get better.
There is no doubt that the new Government will become extremely unpopular in many areas as it begins the uphill struggle to cut back into the massive wall of debt and profligate spending by the preceding regime, simply because so many people work directly of indirectly for the Public Sector. Turkeys don't traditionally support the Christmastide festivities as a rule.
Anyway, here's at least two cheers for Dave. Alright, three. Good luck Prime Minister. You'll need it.