IS CAMERON ABOUT TO DIVORCE CLEGG AND CALL FOR AN EARLY ELECTION? – Most couples when faced with irreconcilable differences split and the cracks in the Tory / Liberal Democrat Coalition have been widening ever further and neither side can agree on what needs to be done in order take the UK out of its economical gloom.
It’s not the finances that are in disarray but that of Health Care, Immigration and the biggest issue on the minds of the electorate, our membership in the EU.
“The best way to do that is to continue with the Coalition, but if that wasn’t the case then we’d have to face the new circumstances in whatever way we should.” David Cameron, Prime Minister
In an interview with Total Politics Magazine David Cameron vented his frustrations at the Coalition stating that he was there to do a job for the good of the country but without being able to fulfill its manifesto due to the conflicts in what needs doing then maybe we should ‘face new consequence’.
I like the way a politician spins their words but the innuendo is clear in that if Cameron and Clegg cannot begin to agree on certain policies then the only course of action is for Cameron to split with the Coalition and ask Her Majesty’s permission to call a General Election.
Chalk and Cheese: Left – David Cameron, Prime Minister (Tory) | Right – Nick Clegg Deputy Prime Minister (Lib-Dem)
There is little doubt that he electorate no longer trusts the Liberal Democrats and in particular Nick Clegg. It is likely, in the event of a breakdown of the Coalition, that Clegg will be called to step down as leader of the Liberal Democrat Party.
Where does this leave the Conservatives? From the public’s perception David Cameron is completely out of touch with what the people want. He continuously dodges and weaves in the face of an EU referendum, one minute supporting it and the next saying he’ll force the EU into a better deal.
The UK has yet again been forced to cough up an additional £770 million for the EU and this again enforces the public’s belief that Cameron simply is not forceful enough with Brussels to enable costs to be cut from the British taxpayer.
Considering the Coalition marriage it is clear for anyone to see that it has never worked; there simply is no synergy in political goals and while opposites may attract they often fail. The UK needs a unified Government but even if Cameron calls a General Election it is likely that another Coalition will be formed in order to form a Government.
Who will win the next General Election? None of the above would be the honest answer and certainly not the Labour Party. With over 12 years of Labour rule this has lead to an economy in ruins, rampant immigration and heightened interference from the un-elected EU Commissioners in Brussels.
While UKIP continues to surge in the polls, now reported to be 19% of the UK vote, it is a long way off from securing a totally UKIP run Government.
The likely scenario at this juncture would be a Tory / UKIP Coalition but how would that fair in the halls of Parliament considering David Cameron’s views on staying in the EU whilst Nigel Farage is adamant the UK needs to pull out of EU.
Whether Cameron is able and willing to work with UKIP, who he views as nothing more than ‘fruit cakes’ and ‘closet racists’, it is doubtful and yet he may not have a choice if he wants to sit again in the Prime Minister’s chair.
There is of course Nigel Farage who recently told the press that he would join forces with the Tory Party if David Cameron resigned.
Considering the two opposing views and the fact that neither agree with one another it is almost a foregone conclusion that another colour of Coalition wouldn’t work any better than the existing one.
For a Coalition Government to work requires finding the ‘no man’s land’ or ‘middle ground’ in order to find some for of common ground on which they can work from. Unfortunately this has never materialized with the David Cameron and Nick Clegg and their divisions of policies have only caused more damage to the country with little or no decisive direction.
Apart from the problems David Cameron has with Nick Clegg he is now embattled with his own ministers and back-benchers over the issue of an EU referendum. Once again David Cameron finds himself cornered and resorting to name calling; this time he attempted to deride EU rebels by referring to them as all ‘swivel-eyed loons’.
You would have thought that David Cameron, after referring to UKIP as ‘fruit cakes’ and ‘closet racists’ that he would have learned the lesson that such naming calling really doesn’t cut the mustard with the voting public. Indeed just before the local elections Cameron wheeled out Ken Clark in order to force the message home that anyone voting for UKIP are nothing more than fruit cakes and closet racists – a decision that he now fully regrets due to the consequences of being thoroughly humiliated in the elections.
While I was a staunch supporter of the Conservative Party for years my alliance now moves to UKIP because Cameron is simply one of the most ineffectual Prime Ministers the UK has ever seen and there is nobody in the party that I have sufficient confidence in to vote for.
With all the news I read on a daily basis there is little doubt that we currently have a hung jury on who will lead this country after the next General Election but as the situation stands now it is likely that another Coalition will be formed, this time with the Tories and UKIP. I personally would like to see a UKIP outright victory and see if they can actually turn this mess around.
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