A sad evening for those of us who wanted to see a genuinely caring political scene and world emerge, and I’m beginning to think that may not be the reality that we have achieved.
The electorate got it right by wanting a caring coalition with solidly reliable communication between each and every person involved – but we failed to understand the machinations that go on ‘behind closed doors’. A relatively minor influence may have been able to achieve a major policy change. That’s not what we were given to understand. Many things that formed part of the Tory manifesto and formed the basis upon which many people will have voted, are now thrown out of the window. Many who wanted a grand coalition will now be disappointed.
But there is yet hope.
As the car carrying David Cameron approached Buckingham Palace, it passed alongside a road marking which read: