Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Politics eh? Bloody hell. It’s fair to say that this remarkably generous Coalition changes everything about the political landscape, and raises the intriguing possibility that, if it works, the Lib Dems might not be able to untangle themselves from the Tories at the next election, leaving a two-party system and Labour…where? Possibly very strong if they get it right. But in the meantime, did you see Newsnight? Was there ever such trio of prize turnips as Ben Bradshaw, Diane Abbott and Polly Toynbee, all lamenting the failure of the ‘progressive’ coalition. It’s come to something when Toynbee is the most sensible person on a panel. And I loved Cameron’s muted entry to number 10. It was the opposite of Blair, very retro. God knows how this is all going to work but it probably will.