Letter to the Observer:
Andrew Rawnsley merely touched on the whips and scorns being suffered by the Lib Dems, in their time share government of Tory outrageous fortune. - David Cameron really should be sharing Nick Clegg's pain (Comment last week).
However what many fail to grasp, including some on its right wing, is that Conservative party aims could not have been better achieved if they had won the last General Election outright.
The party is back in government after a decade in the political wilderness; behind the facade of the Big Society, it is shrinking the state beyond measure and, to cap it all, Cameron & Osbourne inc. only need stand by and watch as Clegg, Cable & co. are hung out to suffer the full blast of the public's hairdryer treatment.
With their programme of cuts being borne by many essential services, as well as the poorer and most vulnerable members of our society, the Tories must be laughing every which way into bank boardrooms.