There is turmoil across the land, with all sorts of problems besetting Cameron's Tory-led coalition. Chancellor Osborne's recent budget has gone down like a lead balloon with much of the public, with George coming under fire because he's blatantly favoured those well-off at the expense of the poor. Our airports are in chaos due to staff shortages caused by cuts: airport customs checks are seriously lax because the staff are needed at passport control to ease the queues. Meanwhile, anti-terrorist security for the forthcoming Olympics is bordering on the farcical, with gunboats on the Thames and missiles on Londoners' roofs. Our British police, already stretched as they try to keep the peace, are marching this week in protest against cutbacks. That's on Thursday. On top of all this turmoil, last week's local elections reflected public perception of the government's mismanagement. Both the Tories and Lib Dems were resoundingly thumped, and in Edinburgh even Professor Pongoo the Penguin beat the Lib Dem candidate!
Mid-term blues? No, I'd say it's a bit more than that. Cameron and his boys have come to the end of their honeymoon period now and their policy rivets are starting to pop. Holes are appearing everywhere in the coalition ship, yet what do we hear? They are going to continue with Plan A! Expect them to announce as much today.