Saturday, May 15, 2010
Well, it's been over a week now since the election, and three days since Dave n' Nick's gooey tryst in the Downing Street garden.
With their parties now finally wielding power after 13 long years in the wilderness (65 in the case of the LibDems) you might have thought that their various representatives here in Darlington would be fizzing with excitement about the new Government.
Alas, not. I guess we can forgive Mike Barker, who must be recovering from the strains of the campaign (as well as the jaw-dropping deal his party has done with the Tories). And Mike has found time to make some ultra-loyal comments on one comment thread here about his party selling-out its principles for a few Cabinet seats. Nothing yet on the Darlington LibDem website, though.
Meanwhile, the 'Feedback' section of the Darlington Future website is if anything going into reverse, having deleted the most recent (pre-polling day) entry. I see that Edward's own site has used my election night Facebook clip of the declaration (which is absolutely fine, by the way) and a nice brief goodbye note from the man himself.
From the silence, you might have thought that Darlington's Tories and LibDems were embarrassed and/or confused about what to say or think about their new chums in Government. They might want to turm their minds to what on earth they are going to say to local voters next time they meet.