As the past seven days have gone to prove, a week is a long time in politics. France has a new President, Greece faces continued uncertainty of leadership, Liverpool and Salford have new leaders in the form of Mayors and here in Wirral we have a new Labour led council, despite a vote of no confidence in their leadership of Wirral only weeks ago after the devastating Anna Klonowski report.
Locally, nationally globally we are living in tough times. Labour’s overspend added to the global downturn has left our country in a very vulnerable position and reverberations from Europe after these latest elections won’t help the UK either.
At a time when the country, business and individuals are looking for stability, certainty and growth, we are seeing a stream of change and instability sweep in from across Europe and all around us. We can’t affect external changes so we have to ensure stability within, which means reduce our deficit, help business and manufacturing grow, develop infrastructure in the UK, get unfair executive pay under control and ensure the banks are doing their job to support business. The taxpayer did their part when called upon to help the banks, now it is the bank’s time to support the public.
As David Cameron said this week ‘People have sent a clear message, deliver what you promise and prove yourself in the process.’ It is about delivery, implementation and a determination to help the British public out of the mess Labour left us in.