Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Babel and 'the coalition'

Been trying to think biblically about the idea of a hung parliament. Babel came to mind. There humanity sought to make a name for themselves rather than God. And so God confused their languages which minimised the sin they could commit.

When one considers the appalling changes forced through by Labour over the last thirteen years as a majority, it could well be a mercy that the coalition forces slower progress, and inevitably means no big and controversial changes could be made without thorough and open debate.

The sad thing is that so much damage has already been done, and the coalition may also prevent the reversal of some of it.