Friday, 2 July 2010
Coalition "partners" getting down to business
Yesterday Nick Clegg got the 'job' of talking to the public about what laws they want repealed. I have some ideas of my own on that score but I am more interested in what that says about how this coalition really works.
It looks to me as though this effectively means the sidelining of Clegg while Tories get on with the important work of dismantling the Welfare State. The post of Deputy Prime Minister looks like it just became the biggest public sector 'non- job' in the country.
The Lib Dems are taking all of the blame and none of the power in this 'partnership' and they look like they could be decimated for supporting measures such as the rise in VAT, which they opposed in the election campaign.
On Sunday The Observer reported that half their voters and as many members were ready to desert them.
What is clear is that the Con Dem Coalition has no mandate for the destruction of our public services. They must be stopped.
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