Writing today in the Yorkshire Post, I wanted to strike a mildly optimistic note about the new coalition and the policies it seeks to bring in to deal with out economic woes. Crucial in observing all this I think are three filters;
i) The result you wanted
ii) The result you actually got
iii) The net difference in what might have happened if things had stayed as they were
Whatever your views are, that has to be the way to look at it. Unlike David Cameron or Nick Clegg, I doubt very much this is a new kind of politics. I anticipate a great deal of ennui before too long. But in these salad days or honeymoon period, let’s give them a chance.