Thursday, 2 February 2012

The unknowledgeable in pursuit of the unbelievable

Tim Montgomerie, Conservative Home, writes that dark clouds are gathering over Number 10 because they do not predict a Conservative majority at the next general election; consequently Montgomerie lists what he believes to be ten reasons why the life of the Coalition may need to last beyond 2015.

Montgomerie begins his article by listing those journalists to whom he looks for what the Conservative Party should be doing; and those to whom he looks for what the Conservative Party is doing. In both categories he lists, among others, Iain Martin, Bruce Anderson, James Forsyth and Matthew d'Ancona - hence the title of this post. He also seems to miss the point that the brand name does not do that which the tin says it will. Montgomerie ends his article by stating that he presents his article as an analysis of the Number 10 mood and that it is not what he thinks is desirable or possible. If only the verb used in the latter part of his statement was possible!

There is of course an eleventh reason why the Coalition existence may remain likely - and that is the man who created the Coalition.


john in cheshire said...

I think that Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg have envisaged a two term coalition government.I think that was probably one of the conditions the Limpdims made before they would agree to the coalition. So, we're stuck with these shits until at least 2020, unless something historical happens.

TomTom said...

I somehow think this political system is finished, not only its political parties. When 91% US long term bonds are bought by the Federal Reserve and UK Gilts are bought by the BofE lending banks the money, the system is at an end.

What comes next may be Fascism of a type not seen for 80 years

WitteringsfromWitney said...

jic: A reasonable assumption, however TT hits the nail on the head with his comment that the present system is finished. Change will surely come in time and hopefully it will be a move to DD.