Thinking about that last post, it strikes me that the biggest dividing line in Coalition politics isn’t Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, or even Coalition vs. Opposition, it’s Coalition vs. Government.

This is what politics is like when the people in charge don’t have a culture of government. It’s not the same thing as being fundamentally opposed to it, or contemptuous of it, like the Bush administration - it’s as if we were governed by people who had never actually seen a government, only heard one described, perhaps in a rather poor translation.