When Nick Clegg and David Cameron agreed to form this coalition I was apprehensive because Labour are the natural bedfellows of the Lib Dem’s but becalmed because I thought that Nick Clegg and his Lib Dem’s would be bound by collective responsibility and show their support for the major parts of the Conservative manifest because, after all, the Conservatives had by some margin the major support.
And collective responsibility did hold for the best part of a year but then it fell apart although Nick Clegg should have been over the moon, the Lib Dem’s had completely out-negotiated the Conservatives and as the failed party at the general election had 65% od their manifest implemented. It should be remembered that this is the course with every coalition, which is why they are undemocratic, the smaller party which in this case was a failure at the general election has the whip hand.
But collective responsibility for Nick Clegg and his band soon disappeared, they can’t cope with principles or the collective responsibility of government, all they are really after is power and it is obvious that Nick Clegg and his Lib Dem’s are openly acting like a full opposition whilst enjoying the trappings and power as part of the coalition!
Nick Clegg is openly challenging government policy and is speaking against George Osborne’s debt reduction plan which has been applauded by the IMF and around the world, is is the one thing that has kept out ‘AAA’ rating whereas the US and Japan have been downgraded, he is criticising George Osborne for not bringing in growth plans fast enough.
Whilst collective responsibility is essential for government as a coalition and any disagreements should be aired within cabinet I do actually agree that growth plans are not being brought forward fast enough but what are the main brakes on economic growth?
Well, they are the very policies being pushed and implemented by the Lib Dem’s to fulfill their fantasy world, they are helped by David Cameron who is not quite sure how to handle Nick Clegg and is not brave enough to challenge him and of course the fact that neither Cameron or Osborne have quite grasped the true dynamics of taxation which is also way beyond the intellect of the Lib Dem’s or Labour!
I have written about this often but the first thing that needs to be encouraged to get this countries economy moving is that the rich need to get richer, the Lib Dem’s and Labour all talk about closing the gap between rich and poor but this is rubbish and will just push the economy to the lowest common denominator, it is not the gap between rich and poor which matters it is how much richer are the poor getting.
Add to this the Lib Dem’s obsession with the EU, the Human Rights Act and the European Court of Human Rights, high taxation including maintaining the high fuel price, unfettered immigration, windmills and the ever-increasing employment legislation coming from the EU it is a wonder the economy grows at all.
The policies we need to implement, most of which were Conservative policy, are detailed are briefly detailed below but lets have your views, join the debate and comment!