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Rejoice Rejoice!

What a heart warming, stirring sight it is to see a new Conservative Prime Minster speaking outside the front door of 10 Downing Street. For the last 13 years I have worked with colleagues and longed for this day. Yes we have had to share power with the Lib Dems but the thought of another several years of a defeated and demoralised Labour party struggling on in office was too dreadful to contemplate.

Working with the Lib Dems in coalition will not be without difficulty. However, believe that David Cameron has the character and judgement to deal with those issues effectively. I was an early supporter of David Cameron, having originally intended to support David Davis. When I heard the two David’s speak at the launch of their respective leadership campaigns I quickly switched my support to Cameron and was listed on his website as one of the former Parliamentary candidates backing him. I have not agreed with everything he has done with the Conservative party since he took over as leader but I have no doubt that he is taking us in the right direction.

David Cameron is a decent, open and tolerant man who will be a credit to this country. I could never conceive of him having someone like Damian McBride in the heart of number 10, plotting smear campaigns against political opponents. I hope that Cameron avoids some of the Blairite hypocrisy of promising to be “whiter than white”, falsely raising expectations that are then dashed. If Cameron is to succeed in restoring trust to politics and politicians he must be realistic and honest with the public.

Tomorrow morning sees a bright new dawn for this country and I will be heading to work with a spring in my step. Now the hard work begins to begin to restore this country’s finances and future after the mess left by another Labour Government.


May 11, 2010 - Posted by | National


  1. We opened a Bottle and drank the Health of a Conservative Prime Minister.

    How nice to see the picture of our HM Queen shake hands [ if not kissing hands ] that must be a first !

    Then to see D C go round and open the door for Samantha, not leave it to flunkies, when they got back to No 10

    Just so sad that we have not sent an MP from Halifax but Calderdale will be represented by Craig Whittaker Calder Valley, a local man who I am sure will look after the whole of our area as did the late Sir Donald Thompson

    Comment by Mark Andrew | May 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. Quoting Thatcher at the top of the blog, Richard?
    My favourite caption to the Cameron/Queen photo so far is “Who put me in front of that bigoted woman?”

    Comment by Jonny | May 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. Richard. Like you the sight of a Conservative PM on the threshold of No10 was a dream come true. Let’s begin the hard work to make it work! The interests of the nation come first and we have a bunch of grown up and experiecned men there who realise that. Better to agree on some issues and make it successful than disagree on a lot of issues. That’s what you call grown up politics!

    Comment by Jazz | May 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Great news. At least we see the back of this useless and destructive Labour government.

    Comment by Doodlebug | May 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. It was a fantastic sight to see a Conservative
    PM on the steps to Downing Street. I also thought that the joint press conference went well and I have high hopes that great things can be achieved over the next few years.

    The coillition isn’t what we campaigned for
    but I’ll take it with both hands.


    Comment by Ed | May 12, 2010 | Reply

  6. Yes indeed Ed but I have always found that the stronger the initial attraction, and what a love-in it was, the quicker and more vicious the parting. I give it to the end of the year at most.

    Comment by Paddy A | May 13, 2010 | Reply

  7. Well Paddy A, glad to see you have the “national interest” firmly where it belongs…

    Comment by Minnie | May 13, 2010 | Reply

    • Dear Minnie – Being Irish I always have our national interest very close to my heart.

      Comment by Paddy A | May 14, 2010 | Reply

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