Sir John Major's view on ten years of Bliar. Aside from a shameless plug for the Tories at the end of the article, this had me nodding in agreement on the journey to work this morning. Times Online Is this the result of the Government inducing the populous into apathy, or an increasingly apathetic populous allowing the Government to make promises knowing they will never have to follow through? Too true, now more than ever government is about staying in power, rather than doing anything good for the country. Nothing matters except getting that next term in office. Well would they? I doubt it, but is that solely due to this government or have we always distrusted those in power. How much of the current furore surrounding MI5 is due to mistrust of those in power? What indeed? The government has merely succeeded in further alienating NHS staff and over-complicating managerial procedure at the expense of clinical best practice. Are these more disreputable than we have seen from any Government in history? Or maybe the sheer number of disreputable acts is distinct from any previous government? Things can only get better? John Major took some stick during his time in office, but he was significantly better than Bliar or any of his lackies. Whilst the timing of this article is obviously intended to improve Conservative results at the local elections, I can't help but think that for one of our senior statesmen to write in this manner is deeply symbolic of how egregious this government and this Prime Minister have been.