Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Prime Minister Cameron Moves In



It has taken a while, but not anywhere near as long as it took the government of Austria to organise their coalition (around 6 months), and the UK has its first real coalition government since WW2.

Lib Dem MP's supported leader Nick Clegg in a unanimous vote last night to ally themselves with the Tories and end a rather dismal Nu Labour government mired in sleaze and who had done little to repair the economy.

Now, Cameron is not the bloke I wanted or voted for, to be honest, he's not the bloke that the vast majority of the UK wanted having gained just over a third of votes cast, but with the Lib Dems votes we actually have a government that was voted for (sort of) by a majority of the voters who turned out. As always, if you didn't bother to vote, you got the government you deserve.

Cameron talks well, he sounds honest enough, PM Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg have a hard task ahead of them, mending the economy whilst getting around their own political ideals won't be easy, but it will be interesting to watch.

2 comments:

  1. "he's not the bloke that the vast majority of the UK wanted having gained just over a third of votes cast"
    NOBODY is the bloke that the vast majority wanted - Brown got less than 30%, Clegg just 23%. It's just that the Tories got more than them so they won.

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  2. True, when was the last time, if ever, that a government actually had more than 50% of the vote or the electorate ?

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