History plainly shows that the previous Conservative-only and Labour-only governments, each representing at best about 40% of the electorate, saw fit to spend huge amounts of taxpayers' money on unnecessary quangos.
Maj Thatcher and Major, John managed to squander all the UK's North Sea Oil and Gas revenues.
Then came "Project Blair" which ultimately borrowed umpteen billions of pounds to buy votes to get re-elected; and Don Brown only furthered the grievously wasteful New-Labour indulgences.
Few folk foretold financial meltdown in so many global money-changers' temples; and those few with true foresight were ignored by successive self-serving govern-mental ministers.
Now, at last, we are consensually governed by representatives of 65% of the electorate. This government had to start from the worst financial deficit for some seventy years. The National Coalition has now stemmed most of the bleeding wounds left by the last regimes; and are engaged in considered seeding of the recovery.
As an unemployed disabled person, I will not enjoy paying more tax for the petrol I absolutely need; but I shall at least know that those lucky enough to be on decent wages will be paying more into the public purse: as they burn up so much more of the planet's dwindling oil reserves.
It is impossible to please everyone with all the measures they have rightly considered necessary in this crisis; but current ministers, both Blue and Gold, have put the interests of British people ahead of personal or party gain. This is surely a glimpse of the "Dunkirk Spirit" not seen since the last financial crisis of a comparable magnitude. Back then the Labour Party was an eager stripling, not the grumpy old man of today!
The last thing our Countries need now is a couple of Ed-cases borrowing billions for tax giveaways again; and thus driving the Ship of State back onto the Rocks of Bankruptcy.
I commend the Coalition for standing up for true long-term values, in the face of those trying to win cheap votes for temporary populist gimmicks.