William Hague has kept himself very much in the background, this man who can dominate the commons like no other politician around today often went out of his way to distance himself from the leadership, politics is not my greatest love any more he would say.
I often thought that William Hague was biding his time, not wanting to undermine David Cameron whilst staying firmly in touch with the grass-roots, also I don’t think the Conservative Party, currently being led by David Cameron, is William Hague’s idea of a true Conservative Party but with public opinion and mood in his favour Hague appears to have his mojo back and we will need it at the next general election.
William Hague is now firmly exerting the authority of the foreign Office, has advocated looser ties with Europe and admitted that the Lib Dem’s are holding back Conservative policy on Europe, this may be the first restatement of true Conservatism by a major figure within the coalition. Further reading
It is truly amazing that with only a handful of MP’s, continuing disastrous performances at the polls and a set of policies diametrically opposed to the views of the electorate the Lib Dem’s can continue to have such an influence on the coalition.
It is a fact that despite a poor performance at the last general election the Lib Dem’s had 65% of their manifesto implemented within the coalition agreement, one would think that with that result they would become loyal members of the coalition but no, they are determined to make this a 100% Lib Dem government, you see the Lib Dem’s were never about democracy, just power!
The whole subject of proportional representation, which is the Lib Dem dream and mantra, is that it would guarantee them permanent power without responsibility but hopefully the British public has seen through coalition government, we don’t want or need another one for a very long time.
William Hague has timed the rebirth of his mojo with perfect precision, let this be the rebirth, not only of William Hague but of true Conservatism.