Wednesday 12 May 2010

Congratulations, David Cameron

David Cameron deserves congratulations on being appointed Prime Minister tonight - and good wishes in the job from his political opponents, even those who have not joined his Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Gordon Brown gave a dignified resignation speech - and it was nice to see his young children walking out of Downing Street with Gordon and Sarah.

Labour leaves government after 13 years in which we did much to make Britain a better place which will endure, though the government made mistakes too. the longest period which the Conservative Party has been out of office in modern British political history.

The content and direction of Cameronism has always seemed a masterclass in political ambiguity, becoming rather less centrist by 2010 than appeared likely in 2005. The impact of a coalition with the Liberal Democrats means that it may now be events and circumstances which determine and define Cameronism, which may have undergone a rather deeper "progressive Conservative" policy review process in the last 4 days than it had done so in the previous four years.

1 comment:

Vicus Scurra said...

There is no need to congratulate Cameron. I hope that he loses his pencil.