cameron….how long has he got
Not sure, as the raising of the base tax code to £10k will be supported by all parties and Cameron can easily kick the voting issue into the long grass, otherwise known as a committee. I reckon he's got 18 months before and real issues will raise their heads.
And its only a problem, if the Tories make it a problem – they can get any legislation through, as long as they have LibDem support.Posted 7 years agokimbersSubscriber
Id definately like to see the lib dems tempering the cons more right wing leanings, i still think we need a rise in employers NI and vat, as well as cuts in the public sector and here id like to see the lib dems make sure that the cuts arent too deep too quickly.
looks like lib dems got marriage and inheritence tax breaks!
im guessing the first big issue will be the bailout of greece are we contributing or not?
oh dear ive just heard osborne will be chancellor, lets hope he exceeds my expectations
camerons test will be in placating the shadow cabinet ministers the incoming lib dems are forcing out and whether he will be able to placate the old guard over the PR thingPosted 7 years ago
i expect the press will give him an easy ride to start with anywaymolgripsSubscriber
Cam's not a bad bloke.
He comes over as one. The way he behaved in PMQs was nothing short of disgraceful. Politics of bluster, implies to me that he wants to be in power for the sake of it, not because he really believes he has ideas to make the country a better place.Posted 7 years ago
binners – Member
6 months before the whole house of cards comes tumbing in. It'll be his own rabid right-wing bacbenchers that'll bring him down before the Lib dems even get a look in
Teh tension between the swivel eyed xenophobes and the Lib dems will be the ruin of the coalition – its the obvious fracture line. Cameron is beholden to the eurosceptic right so has to appease them – but that will infuriate the lib dems
Unless he has pulled a masterstroke and given the lib dems responsibility for Europe and / or foreign policy
tiger_roach – Member
Well I'm open minded erring on a positive attitude to what the future might bring. What's the point in being negative? Cam's not a bad bloke.
Well we shall see and I think his insticts are good – however he is beholden to the tory right and to Murdoch – paying them back and keeping the lib dems on side will be very hard. Look for the BBC being dismantled and our isolation in Europe.Posted 7 years agohh45Member
I agree with TJ and binners – combo of bitter and twisted back benchers and european issues (could the Tories be any more wrong on Europe?) will set them all off. That and the media picking holes and stirring it up. 6 months before they are on the back foot, 18 months before in real pooh and 3 years out on their ears. Shame really cos I voted Liberal this year and 2005 and predicted this coalition when noone expected it 18 months ago but the Tories just do not have the policies, the intellectual firepower or the heart for running a sinking a ship such as UK 2010 and the Liberals aren't big enough to stop it going wrong.Posted 7 years ago
Hadn't thought about that. IIRC the one scottish tory is a useless lump so maybe it will be one of the posts the Lib dems get. Kennedy?
So thats about 30 % of the vote for the lib dems and tories combined in Scotland IIRC – maybe 35%. Gives them a tad more legitimacy I guess.
Next holyrood elections – SNP gains I think. Straight fight SNP / Labour with tories as irrelevant as ever but a few leb dem seats. I think the Scots electorate has quickly become sophisticated and understands how to use different votes in different waysPosted 7 years agoBikingcatastropheMember
That's me worse off then. Guess I better go and cancel the summer holiday now…
And you weren't under Labour? Really? Lucky you. I am much, much worse off since Labour. Thank you Gordon.
I think it will be interesting to see how this one pans out. I think Cam has done a good job so far in trying to get a coalition – not entirely sure Clegg has been as helpful or constructive as he could have been (was possibly holding out for a dela with Labour, but in the end decided that a share of power at whatever cost was worth more in the end). Maybe it will last 6 months. Maybe they will see out a couple of years. It all depends how bug the differences are when it really matters.Posted 7 years ago
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