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It was a good 'un, wasn't it? Strewth! I've no idea where it came from!
Right, the problem (as I see it) is that each successive administration is occupied with sorting out the perceived 'errors' of the last. Where two or more successive periods of power are a factor then, when the inevitable change happens, there is even more 'sorting out' deemed necessary. Whether Labour or Tory matters not, when the administration changes so does the view on where the country stands. Currently we are in one helluva mess, both economically and socially: the benefits system is a sprawling out-of-control monster that is failing those who genuinely are in need whilst more than amply feeding the 'needs' of those who know how to work it. It's the same with the NHS, the tax system is ridiculously complicated (even the tax bods themselves are at a loss), everything is just an ungainly, lumpen mess. Where on earth does anyone start in trying to rectify matters? And of course that rectifying is not going to go down well with those who are 'doing OK at the moment, thank you' (by whatever method) who may be affected by the measures that need to be put in place.
The colour of the adminstration may change, oscillating gently between blue and red (or in the case of 'Lord' Prescott etc, a kind of muddy purple) but the problems won't: perceived 'error' upon 'error' upon 'error', all piled up like a game of Jenga. Which bit do you push out without toppling the whole tower? Right, it's time for a coffee. DD