A scary thought has been scaring me.
What if the Government really aren't fit to govern?
Now that I've recovered from the blast of scorn you all just harrumphed at me, ("Well, of course they're unfit to govern") I mean really unfit to govern. Literally incapable?
I mean, we've had incompetent ministers before, or shambolic departments, or disastrous decisions taken undemocratically. We've had sleaze and scandals, out-of-touch chancellors and dodgy economics. We've had inequality, we've endured arrogance, we've seen tough times and recessions.
Our high streets have looked just as desolate before, our living standards have been squeezed, it's not the first time unemployment has soared to the 3 million or so it is today.
I'm sure we've had Prime Ministers more lazy - some may even have taken more holidays than our own. I imagine there may be one somewhere back in the mists of time who has made more U-Turns.
The Tudors were very fond of criminal spin doctors, I'm sure they encouraged strikes and unrest during the Industrial Revolution. We tried austerity in the 30s and got it horribly wrong then too. We've had a two tier education system before and we've seen politicians argue against the existence of a National Health Service.
Previous Chancellors have designed car-crash budgets and it's far from the first time disabled people have been used as a convenient punch-bag. Why, it used to be de-rigeur to see cripples with begging bowls, in rags, outside the gin joints. It's certainly not the first time our civil liberties have been threatened.
But all of it? All at once? Not one minister capable of getting something right? All of them lying to us and to Parliament? A Chancellor so wrong it hurts? A Prime Minister so flaky, his new nickname is "Cadbury's? A Home Secretary that the police detest, and an education minister reviled by teachers? No, more than reviled, mocked for his odd megalomania? A Justice secretary ripping up our Human Rights and access to, erm, justice. A Work and Pensions Minister hell bent on a zealous, slightly Spanish-Revolutionary mission? I haven't even mentioned the Health secretary - my adjective-drive is overheating.
There are no job interviews to become an MP. Experience is not required. You don't need to understand the NHS to run the health portfolio, or to have been a teacher to dabble in schools. In fact, you don't need to have had any kind of job at all.
What if, 2010 was the year we elected a Government so incapable it's actually dangerous?