A Split In The Making.
Whilst I wouldn’t normally be terribly interested in the British political scene even from these early days it’s possible to see how the Tory and LibDem coalition will split, William Hague (once a spotty youth at Tory Party conferences) reveals more:
“”Of course we’ve all had to make compromises, but we’ve made those in a sensible way. Really it is the best of the Liberal Democrat manifesto with the bulk of the Conservative manifesto. And it’s politics, it’s government, to make the necessary compromises. “
Key words: the bulk.
In the run-up to the final deal there were plenty of derogatory comments from Tory politicians showing their natural contempt for the Liberals and they might be able to keep it under control for a period of time during their honeymoon, but it won’t last.
The Tories are downright contemptuous of the Lib Dems, but had such a lust for power that they can moderate it in the short-term.
The Lib Dems, outside of Parliament, will come to hate the Tories and all they stand for, any radicals in their ranks would surely agitate against this coalition.
Certainly, it does give both parties what they want, for a brief period of time, which is POWER.
However, such an alliance is by its very nature unstable and conflicted. if Labour can attack them competently and prepare themselves for a new election then all bets are off.
I can’t see this alliance lasting a year, you might even expect another general election within six to nine months.
That’s the type of political calculation that should be focusing any opposition to the Tory government and their Lib Dem lackeys.