Querying the poll results from last Thursday, Simon Heffer (now ex-Telegraph) writes:
"who are the beneficiaries of the democratic process? Are they the people, in whose name democracy is supposed to exist, or are they the select few who form the political elite and, once in power, manipulate democracy in order to stay there, and to see their will enforced?" (my emphasis)
Benedict Brogan, also of the Telegraph, in a piece headlined: "In charge from day one" writes:
"It took a stroke of audacity to offer the Liberal Democrats concessions in exchange for a share of power, and without consulting his party. But all he had to go on was the affinity he had established with Nick Clegg, and his conviction that a coalition between like-minded leaders could govern effectively in the national interest. Even now, those who were involved in brokering that deal speak in tones of amazement at how quickly it was put together, and how long it has lasted." (Emphasis mine)
I am sure dear reader that, without the hint I have provided, you can 'do the maths'............