Dave Has Blown It. Cameronomics falls at the first hurdle.
By promising to curb Government spending in a recession, Dave has shown himself to be unfit to govern. Unless, of course, he qualifies his ill-researched utterances later on, and backs the Green New Deal.
We in the UK have been sleepwalking towards a Cameron Government. All the signs point to it. Labour have been in for years, the economy is in a mess, the Tories have a big poll lead (down to 3 points today though. But that by no means spells a Labour victory.
Up to now, I have faced a Cameron government with resignation. Labour have shown themselves to be such a disappointment. They have done some good things for low-income families, but divergence has still grown. They are less irritating than the Tories, but this may be because the Tories were always putting their faces up against our TV screens.
Anyway, under the creaking edifice that is pleased to call itself the First Past the Post FPTP electoral system, Cameron is favourite to win. But. Gordon Brown could find himself seized of the conviction that to have a real modern democratic system, the UK should have some form of Proportional Representation.
One swift and popular electoral reform would bring Britain into 21st century politics. It would also increase voter turnout.
And the result might or might not defeat the Tories, but it would at least dilute the worst excesses of the neo-Thatcherist tendency that seems to be holding a gun to Dave's head at the moment.