Now that the discredited Labour party are finally removed from power, we look forward to seeing what the new Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government can do to reverse some the deep-rooted problems facing the UK that they have inherited.
Of course, there will be some pressures within the coalition, but the Tory leader David Cameron, and his Lib Dem counterpart Nick Clegg, will do their utmost to ensure this will be a successful government. Both parties had to give up a lot of their manifesto pledges (and put personal animosity to one side) in order to make this work. It must, because the people of Britain don’t want to have to go to the polls earlier than they need to.
The government have made a good start. Many of Labour’s crass and authoritarian policies, such as the ID card scheme, may now be either scrapped or abandoned, and there will be at last some honesty on tackling the record budget deficit, which some critics claim is heading out of control.
Difficult decisions may have to be made, but if successful, both the Tories and the Lib Dems in office could see long-term increases in public support for both their parties… mainly at Labour’s expense.