Well its been a long day turning into night and still the political news is coming out and we are promised by Nick Clegg a comprehensive policy document covering all areas the new Government will try to address. This is the first time that something like this has been attempted.
A parliament with a fixed term of 5 years, but the Libdems have only promised four years of support to the Consertvatives in an attempt to give the new coalition a chance of clearing the huge debt left behind by Gordon Brown and his cronies.
It's good of the politicians to pay tributes to Gordon Brown but in reality the world is harsh. Brown was given the full motorcycle outrider presidential style motorcade to Buckingham Palace for an audience OF The Queen (never with) but having told the Queen that he was resigning, the return journey to Downing Street was completely different, no motorcycles Mr Brown had to face London traffic just like all London mortals.
Only history will know if Brown was right or wrong but with over 200 newbie MP's eagerly taking their seats and many of the old guard put out to pasture, the mix in the House of Commons - the main debating chamber was going to be different anyway. The Opposition now is effectively just the leaderless Labour party, plus a few oddball Mp's and Nationalists.
Who knows who will have the last laugh? Did Brown accidently call it right with his Government of all the talents? But obviously not this way!
Did the voters, those who were allowed to vote get it right and force a hung government onto the politicians? A week is a long time in politics, heavern help us all, if the weeks' over the next five years are anything like this once. Hold on it's going to be a rough old ride! But one thing is for certain,. there is no going back and old style isn't going to work... will anyone be working at all?
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