There has been lots of mood music about cuts with every member of the Alliance singing from the same hymn sheet,but for how long can a choir composed of two unequal partners with apposing tastes in music remain in tune?
But maybe we shouldn't worry because David Cameron assures us a formula has been worked out, the sums have been done and in five years time everything will be alright, but he knows it may not work out the way he says it will because formulas are not just a sum of constants but also variables, and one of those variable is 'making us feel good about being poor',
When a Priest tells you; "IT IS EASIER FOR A CAMEL TO PASS THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE THAN FOR A RICH MAN TO ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN", it makes you feel good about about being poor because you know the Priest is probably even poorer than you are.
But when a cabinet of politicians earning ten times more on interest than you would in salary per year, you don't feel good about being poor, in fact you'll probably feel damned angry, especially when they tell you to take a cut in your pay, pension and with higher taxes.
David Cameron doesn't feel bad about being poor because he's not poor and never has been or will be, in fact he's led a very privileged life from the day he was born. Not only that, he doesn't feel bad about earning more in interest on his wealth than the average worker earns in ten years,and there is no one close to advise him otherwise, because all those within his cirlce are members of the same privileged club.
Someone has got to make us feel good about being poor, it can be done. After the second world war when our national debt was worse than today, Clement Atlee made us feel good about being poor by giving us the NHS against hostile opposition from the Tories.
Cameron may say he's passionate about the NHS, but it's a system he certainly would not have given to the poor under similar circumstances the country found itself after the war. David Cameron certainly isn't the man to make us to feel good about being poor, but we're stuck with him for the next two, maybe five years.
"IF YOU WANT TO BE PERFECT,GO SELL YOUR POSSESSIONS AND GIVE TO THE POOR AND YOU WILL HAVE TREASURES IN HEAVEN.THEN COME FOLLOW ME" could be a David Cameron quote if it continued "..BUT DON'T EXPECT ME TO SELL MY POSSESSIONS AND GIVE TO THE POOR".