Cometh the hour cometh the man. No greater expression has defined a nation than our own, Great Britain.
When there are hard times Great Britain has had great men rise or made to fit the occasion, important examples come from the stubborn, resilient, and great Winston Churchill, and those upper class boys in the Battle of Britain fresh from university, arrogant but brilliant, who gave us time to prepare and build to take the fight to Hitler. There are many others forgotten by history whose names are not known to the public but who gave back to the country that which gave them liberty and opportunity, and in turn these people made us greater. Now Vince Cable, Rory Stewart and a growing body of politicians are rising, acting with common sense and a thorough approach to their work, something lacking by previous politicians who were content to maintain positions and feather their nests, rather than service the country's needs. At this point the country and the people are in need of leadership and above all people at the top doing their jobs effectively and efficiently. The waste of money and employment by Whitehall to lower employment statistics was inefficient and negligent, unnoticeable when the country was doing well but now are eyes are open we must address it and above all keep are eyes open and maintain a lean tough government for the future.
I would not say that these individuals in government are great but they show the capacity for it, if only enough of our leaders in parliament were to put their heads above their party, then perhaps we would have something special again. Some politicians, such as Vince Cable and Rory Stewart are speaking sense, honestly, actually answering the questions put to them (a miracle in itself for a politician) and acting boldly, qualities that when followed through with action will cause a return to growth and sustained development.
Upon first seeing George Osborne on the news I reckoned him to be an arrogant and ambitious out of touch posh boy but then I paused and thought back to those qualities of those in history who had served the public admirably whilst still being privileged, and when I put aside my prejudice and examined what he has actually done, I am now beginning to respect him. There have been mistakes, as a person who is confident and bold will do in a job that is new but there have been successes, such as the change to cap housing benefit (which should have happened years ago), as well as the reduction in other waste areas such as the vast portfolio of government buildings left abandoned. I would guarantee that the public will forgive a man for most personal qualities if he can show to be competent and for the people. As a consequence of what this coalition is now doing, I am beginning to become hopeful for a leaner tougher flyweight Britain punching hard and bravely with the resilience that is our national spirit to push forward a greater nation than our name already denotes.
On the other side of the coalition, the Liberal Democrats although with good intentions, when their policies are implemented, just fail to work in reality. They are an intelligent breed of politician so when combined with policies that are grounded in reality like those we see from the conservatives, they can then become a huge benefit in government but not by themselves. What we see from this government is thorough thinking of what is needed for our country to progress, rather than what a small group shouts loud and hard enough about what they think they want and deserve.
Labours response to these tough times since Mr Milaband took the leadership has been a negative griping and sound bite rhetoric that benefits know one. They are devoid of policy and pour scorn on everything and everyone, so hungry for power that their only friend is the media and the next headline. Re-election of these fools who wasted so much of our nation’s potential and wealth would be a great sin of the electorate and insult to everything that we have become over the last 1000 years. Perhaps one day they will approach the same attitude in which some of our conservative and Liberal Democrats politicians are starting to assume such as being open minded, balanced, competent, and accountable but all I have heard, is two years of griping, without any substance to a solution of any issue that concerns the people of Great Britain.
In summary, if I were the politician referee and it were a football match the score would be Coalition 1, Labour -10