Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Monday, 19 January 2009

Forgive Me For...

a) not blogging much at the mmoment - there's a lot on - and
b) not getting over excited over David Cameron's reshuffle.

I appreciate that bringing Ken Clarke back might be seen as a significant move, but why do party leaders see fit to move their people around with such frequency, and what good to they think it does ? Wouldn't it be better to leave ministers / shadow ministers with the same brief for a good few years, giving them time to get the hang of it ? How long, for instance, has Cameron given Dominic Grieve as Shadow Home Secretary before moving him on ? Less than a year. Why ?

Whichever way he cuts it though, Cameron can hardly claim this change-around is going to alter much. It does exactly what it says on the tin; it shuffles the pack. The pack, I'm afraid, has shown itself incapable of offering a radical, landscape-changing agenda on either of the two biggest issues facing us today, namely the financial crisis and the systematic attack by this Government on our rights as individuals.

Until Dave (or some other party leader) demonstrates an understanding of the wholesale change in direction we as a nation need to undertake, their messing about with minor changes in personnel will leave me feeling considerably underwhelmed.

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