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In office, but not in power

The saga with the released prisoners shows another example of a government which is in office, but not in power.

Charles Clark's use of the passive voice today when he referred to IND has improved implies that he did not expect to be able to have any impact on whether or not IND would improve.

There are also a number of areas (health cuts) where the government deny all responsibility.


Bob Piper said…
In Office but not in power... goodness me, I thought you were talking about the Lib Dems in Birmingham.
PoliticalHack said…
You see Bob, the Lib Dems still like to pretend that they are the opposition when it suits. Nothing that goes wrong is ever their fault. The round of cuts affecting Birmingham are nothing to do with them.

And then theres the thousands of pounds shaved off the budgets of the poorer areas to shift funding to leafy Sutton Coldfield.

Funny thing is, the latest Birmingham leaflet from the LibDems completely ignores their Tory colleagues. Are they ashamed to admit that they're in coalition?
TonyF said…
There are also a number of areas (health cuts) where the government deny all responsibility.

There's a certain area in Boresley where the Lib Dems deny responsibility as well!
TonyF said…
Sorry, that should be Bordesley

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