Not very long ago the British people decided they had had enough of Blairism, not enhanced much by Brownism when Tony Blair stood down as prime minister. Typically, they just managed to elect a Tory premier – without a majority. It never matters to the British people (or the Spanish for that matter) what an elected government actually achieves during its mandate, only that it should be of the right colour, usually red. The British had the chance to elect a new type of government which, had it obtained an absolute majority, could have had at least the opportunity to pull poor old Britain up by the bootstraps. Instead, the voters forever besotted with the idea that Socialism is the ninth wonder of the world, landed the Brits with a coalition.