Well, I'm not afraid to admit that I was wrong and it seems as if I misjudged the intentions of the Liberal Democrats. They DID go in with the Tories and Cameron has now formed a government; he is the new PM. I know that Andy and Jon will be pleased and I'm getting used to the idea, but there you have it. Only time will tell if the Con-Lib Pact is the right way ahead for the country.
Having said that, as we discussed in Hunger's End on Saturday morning, will life under Cameron be any different to life under Brown? Probably not. By and large, certainly since I've been working, many governments have come and gone. Let me see now...when I first started in work we had a Labour Government; they went out in 1979 and in walked Thatcher, then it was Major and, my memory is a little hazy but after Major it must have been Blair in 1997. And now, 13 years later, Blair and Brown have gone and we have a coalition in power – Nick Clegg and David Cameron. By and large, however, nothing has changed in real terms as far as my life is concerned. I've always existed from one month to the next where money is concerned, I've never been able to afford a new car (not that I want one) and, yes, everything just tends to carry on as normal.
As long as it doesn't affect the cycling, I don't mind.
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