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David Laws-political genius!

May 12th, 2010 Posted in Election, Liberal Democrats, UK Politics by

Word has it that a 24 page document will be released later today containing the Lib-Con deal. Private word also has it that this will be largely the work of one man- David Laws.

14 Responses to “David Laws-political genius!”

  1. Ross Says:

    Well I woke up this morning and I feel positive. I know that there’s going to be a great deal of bitching and moaning from some on both sides, but not from me. Two parties working together…it’s almost grown-up.

    Now let them get on with sorting out the complete mess made by the previous government.

  2. Roger Says:

    I drove to work with a smile on my face due to two things. Firstly the fact that Brown has gone.Secondly that if it works out, and I hope it does,then the sort of politics I have wanted all of my life could come into being. I fought my first election in 1964.

  3. Niklas Smith Says:

    David Laws deserves much more attention than he had ever received from the press and the public until recently. He is very intelligent and would make an excellent Schools Secretary if DC is kind enough to offer that job.

  4. Philip Walker Says:

    I think this is brilliant. In fact, I would have voted for this outcome, if it had been possible.

  5. Dave Atherton Says:

    As a Tory from meeting the Liberal Vision crew I have new respect for the Liberal Democrats and I hope our government is of benefit to all people in this country.

  6. Swiss Bob Says:

    Any LibDems not happy about the deal probably don’t care about policy or the party.

    This is a great opportunity to gain experience in government, develop policy (without the mad bits) for the next election and then drive Labour into third place.

    For all our sakes both the Tories and LibDems should make every effort to work together and you do seem to have a few people of quality, I have also been impressed with David Laws.

    PS The Guardian is now a ‘Tory’ paper, I’m laughing like a drain.

  7. John Says:

    I am shocked that David Laws hasn’t been given schools. How will he be rewarded?

    Some kind of overseeing role: minister without portfolio?

  8. Niklas Smith Says:

    Turns out he’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury:

    Vince Cable is Business Secretary, Chris Huhne has got Environment and Danny Alexander Scotland (that’ll be fun, with Alex Salmond breathing fire at the merest mention of the word “cut”!).

    So what we don’t know is whether Nick Clegg has a portfolio.

  9. Demosthenes Says:

    According to David Cameron on their join press conference, it seems Nick Clegg’s primary focus will be on electoral reform? (And answering PMQ’s for him when he’s away…)

  10. Ross Says:

    I thought it was a good press conference. I think Clegg and Cameron are both genuinely excited by the challenge. I’m finding the whole thing very refreshing. Of course it will be problematic, there are many that will want it to crash and burn, and there is a huge risk but I feel it is a risk worth taking.

  11. Niklas Smith Says:

    I’ve made a Wordle out of the agreement:

    It’s interesting that “Liberal” comes out bigger than “Conservatives” :)

  12. Tabman Says:

    All hail da Lawsmeister!

  13. Annanotherthing Says:

    It’s been fascinating to watch who gets chosen for the new Cabinet- one thing that stands out is that more than half, including David Laws, are members of Generation Jones – the previously lost generation between Baby-Boomers and Gen-X. This should be very significant because GenJonesers tend to be significantly less ideological than Boomers – here’s an interesting article about GenJones:

  14. Cookie Says:

    David Laws – a genuine Liberal. If the LibDims can provide a few more like him and shed the left-wing nutters then this coalition may actually work.