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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

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Nick Clegg looking for friends

As I celebrate my 100th News Story with the Spoof I find myself in the company of the Coalition Government.

They say they have 'hit the ground running' but several ministers. such as Porky Pickles and lumbering Ken Clarke are finding it hard to keep up.

'We have another 1725 days to go' moaned one Liberal Democrat Minister 'I'm chalking off the days in my cell as I ask for forgiveness.'

Nick Clegg is getting the feeling of the hero of the 'Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' and wishes he could simply run into the sunset.

But, to be fair, the Government is getting the approval of over 40% in opinion polls for their economic decisions. The spread of a masochism virus may have helped with this. There is plenty more to come for those who love to feel pain.

And there is no Opposition to speak of. This may change when there is a new leader of the Labour Party but no one is betting.

So,despite the odd fluff and a few crazy statements, the Government can feel pretty satisfied, if surprised, at the state of their popularity.

Consumer confidence is plummeting and dark clouds are not far away but 'Chin Up, Chaps! We're doing frightfully well, don't you know.'

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