Strange Adventure 92

Well, here we are on the first morning of a new government. I continue to wait to see what the government actually does. What we know for certain is that we have got rid of a government of war criminal torturers who attacked our civil liberties. Some commenters were indignant yesterday that I refuse to presume this government will be worse. It hardly can be worse – but we shall see.

In terms of cabinet posts, the Lib Dems do not appear to have got that much. Nick Clegg is to be Deputy Prime Minister. That post has to date been famously powerless, even when it was “beefed up” nominally to put Prescott in charge of everything you could name. More to the point, we are going to have the odious George Osborne as Chancellor. Spending cuts are required, but are not made more acceptable by being delivered with a patrician sneer. The Tories seem like they are going to have all the “Great offices of state” – PM, Chancellor, Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary and Defence Secretary. That will dominate the government agenda. The Lib Dems appear to have sold their soul for scraps.

Danny Alexander has been given the most thankless task of representing a Tory government in Scotland. I still believe this coalition will be an electoral disaster for the Lib Dems – and their being wiped out in next year’s Holyrood elections will be the start of it, which is a shame as I like Tavish Scottt.

Danny Alexander will be pitted against Alex Salmond. Alex is the most charismatic and talented politician in the UK – and gives the lie to the idea that a modern leader has to be “telegenic” to be popular. Scotland has a more collectivist view of society and will hate the spending cuts – which if Scotland could access its own hydrocarbons would not be necessary. The growing political distance between Scotland and the UK will in retrospect be the most important narrative of the next five years, with a hapless Danny Alexander able to do nothing about it.

It would seem to be too much for the Lib Dems to be given the other graveyard of political ambition, Northern Ireland, but don’t rule it out. Vince Cable’s precise role is unclear just yet, but plainly it will be subservient to George Osborne. The Lib Dems will also get given schools and something like paperclips. There will be a plethora of junior ministerial posts, but junior ministers have no influence at all on their Cabinet minister bosses.

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  • Steelback

    The “angri-airhead” is a product of the dumbed-down state education system.

    Phrases like false-flag terror,revolution,war,international finance will have no meaning for vacuous articles like angri whatsoever.

    The guy has no capacity for abstract thinking.If you mentioned the Churchs waning influence in our secular world he would think you were talking about some specific church down his road.He would have no conception of the general idea of the chuch as religion or as a more general reference to man’s spiritual life.

    Numbskulls like this have been getting “A” levels and degrees in recent decades as part of the Tory/NuLabour grade inflation scam.So they turn up on blogs like this with outrageous delusions about their intellectual abilities.

    Sad but true,angrisoba and Larry can actually delude themselves into thinking they are at the races in the reasoning sweep-stakes.


    We beg to differ!

    Maybe angri’ll get Cathouse Larry to bail him out.

  • juniper

    No sir!

    Ol’ Larry still bit tied down now workin’ for Massa Silverstein on sum big time false-flag dey plannin’ gon’ save der Fed.

    Dey gon pull one real soon an’ make it look lak dem Pershuns done it.

    Mite be down in Cape Town doorin’ der World Series dey sayin’.

    Massa Silverstein sayin’ dat afemath a 911 wearin’ mite thin now an peeple gwine back dat ol’Vietnam Sindrome ware dey loosa der will to fite for anyting an’mo’.

    Massa Silver sayin’ Massa O’Bama need one big ol’ war keep him upp in dem polls an’ issa comin’ real soon!

    Larry anna Mas Silver workin’ on it rite now yawl!

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