Saturday, September 25, 2010
And the Winner is?
It may not have been lost on some observers that all the candidates were Oxbridge educated, which speaks volumes about our top universities at a time when these are struggling against government interference in what was once regarded as the finest education system in the world.
Labour then, has retreated, through the choice of its new leader, to a party once again heavily influenced by the trades unions at a challenging and difficult time in our history. I was struck by Harriet Harman, in her farewell speech, refusing to take one iota of responsibility for the £160 billion mess in which her Government left us and for which, collectively, we are all about to pay.
At this period in time, it's easy to be in opposition, both nationally and locally, because you don't have to take the tough decisions or indeed, even clearly state what measures you might adopt to deal with a chronic financial challenge to generous public services and subsidies that the nation can no longer afford. In a few weeks, the coalition government's detailed measures to reduce the national debt. will be announced for all to see and without a doubt, it's going to hurt and that pain will be felt across all sections of society, equally and unequally, from any government regardless of party.
Red Ed, a good result for the Conservative and Liberal parties without a shadow of a doubt.