He also thinks that the Conservative party may have come to the end of the road.
As I have written before, the coalition is far more like a Whig government than anything else.
I am not suggesting that a Whig party is about to be re-established but if something like that is going to happen then the party will need members to deliver leaflets, donate money and help formulate policy. Something like that would be more likely after the next general election.
If I am right that the Orange-bookers and Cameroons are more Whig than anything else and Peter Bingle is right that the voters will be asked to support coalition candidates at the next general election, here are the things we should look out for in the next few years:
- Conservative and Liberal Democrat bloggers use the term bloggers for the coalition
- Joint policies will emerge and be announced jointly
- The coalition will last five years
- The economy will grow
- There is a by-election and a coalition candidate stands and wins
Without all or some of those elements, it will be very difficult to impose an electoral pact on the parties.
Time will tell.