New Rulers of Britannia
Britain's first coalition government since World War II is the best solution under the circumstances [May 24]. Better than an absolute majority for the Conservatives, the coalition with the Liberal Democrats offers the most likely scenario to resolve Britain's unprecedented financial, societal and institutional problems. The combined appeal of both parties is significant. New Prime Minister David Cameron's philosophical commitment to an almost Kennedyesque mantra emphasizing individual and collective responsibility over entitlement augurs well for what must be a public acceptance of drastic belt-tightening measures to repair Britain's public finances. A stronger and healthier...

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