Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Security of tenure under threat

20th May 2010:

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have launched the government’s five-year policy programme.

4th August 2010

Mr Hughes told BBC News the idea had not been formally discussed by the coalition and Lib Dem MPs would need a lot of persuading to back it.
David Cameron clearly values the long-term stability of his secure tenancy at No. 10. It would be poetic justice if his attempt to take away one of the last remnants of stability and security still enjoyed by ordinary folk in our increasingly "flexible" (i.e. insecure) Britain split the coalition and started the process of bringing his own gilded tenure to a premature end.  I don't think this is likely to happen, but it would be highly amusing and quite satisfying if it did.