So, Brown leaves Whitehall and in the blink of an eye, David Cameron waltzes in – on the promise that he commands a majority in the House of Commons but when he did, did he actually have a deal in place ? I think not – the Lib Dem MPs had not actually approved it. I wonder if this is the start of a return to old style “it’s announced, it’s as good as done” politics. Let’s see how long this ‘new age’ lasts – sadly, I don’t think it will last very long. Nor do I think this Con-Lib coalition will last the full term. Both Cameron and Clegg have been up front about the fact that there will be difficulties ahead. Already the bloodletting has started, I fear.
This is not going to be an easy ride for either the Tories or the Lib Dems. But it will be fascinating to watch from the side lines. And Labour needs to get its own house in order and rejuvenate its front bench ranks quickly to seize on the difficulties this Blue-Yellow coalition will inevitably encounter.
I think the next UK election might well occur before the London 2012 Olympic Games. I would say I am in the minority at this point but let’s just wait and see…..