Wednesday, 12 May 2010
THE HOUSE OF CAMERON
David Cameron is the new Prime Minister, good riddance to Gordon Brown.
Since day one Brown, plotted to knock Tony Blair of his perch, regardless of the political fallout. Way back in 2006, when Blair announced his resignation as PM it was Brown pulling the strings and made sure he left not a day later.
Based on his record as PM, people should have no sympathy for the man. This country can do so much better. This nation deserves a leader with; resolve, character and honour everything that Brown failed to show during his authoritarian premiership. Not even in the final hours of his reign did he try and show some decency.
It appears that Nick Clegg will become the Deputy Prime Minister as result of the coalition agreement with the Tories. I have to say that I am uncomfortable having such an inept individual so close to the top. His actions of the last few days, although some would obviously think otherwise, have been nothing short of scandalous. I would hope he would do the honourable thing and resign his post, but I shouldn’t ask too much of man that seems to have the moral spine the size of a midget. He let the country drift perilously along while he was looking for the best deal for himself. I think that Clegg will bottle it and force an election on us in the not too distant future. I don’t happen to think that the Liberal Democrats are made for governing, merely to call out the sitting Prime Minister on social or ‘populist’ issues that are on the periphery of the electorates mindset.
Cameron will receive intelligence briefings and be forced to make tough calls that may be unpopular. Clegg will always be playing politics and will try to underscore Cameron at every turn, albeit subtly. It seems that the whole Blair vs. Brown thing is starting all over again.
They have announced that the next election will be May 2015; I don’t think this coalition will last anywhere close to that. I wouldn’t be going out on a limb if I said by January/ February 2011 we are back to the polls.
The jury will certainly be out on David Cameron.
He will have a lot of good will and initial support from most of the Commons. He must use this political capital wisely and not waste it like Obama did with Health Care in America. Use it to get comprehensive legislation through such as deep budget cuts, meaningful immigration reform and end the entitlement society. He should look to ensure that our foreign policy is funded properly and that everything possible is being done to prevent future terror attacks regardless of whether profiling is involved. He should stand up for the homeowner and change the law to be on the side of the victim. If the silent majority start to see a noticeable change on social issues, such as crime then his premiership will thrive.
Honestly, I happen to believe that Cameron is a lot like Obama where style rules over substance; however I am willing to be proven wrong and will give him the benefit of the doubt.
We will of course be watching closely the actions of Cameron and especially Clegg over the coming weeks and months and will be interested to see how events unfold. One thing is for certain and that is that this coalition is already on life support, it is only a question of when, not if, it collapses like a house of cards.