Come on, lads -- the public expects a couple of token hissy fits at the very least
Published 05/03/2011 | 05:00
'And then yesterday from the distant hills came the first faint drumbeat of dissent. Some of the warriors of the Labour Party were up in arms'
WHERE was all the drama which by rights should accompany do-or-die negotiations on the formation of such an important Government? Where were the tantrums and tears, the mid-talk, high-dudgeon departures?
Where were the trays of triangular sandwiches and flasks of coffee being ferried into stuffy rooms to keep the pow-wow going through the wee small hours? Where was all the whispered talk of 'red-line' issues and 'deal breakers' which would send the delicate dance up in a heap?