If you believe the rumours, David Laws is set to return to Cabinet. In what can only be described as the most anticipated return to front-line politics of a generation, and crikey, just in time too. The Coalition is nearly at breaking point and Summer Recess came at just the right time. Squabbles, name-calling and a sense of general frustration was the dish of the day within the Coalition. Can one man hold the Coalition together? Certainly it looked like the two men who’s job it was (Cameron & Clegg) were about to fail to do so.
If there is anybody who can succeed with such a gargantuan task, it’s David Laws.
Laws’ mental capacity and intelligence is near unparalleled within the House of Commons. So true is this, that one Guardian writer could only come up with : “Can be aloof and often struggles to hide disdain for those of lesser intellectual ability.” as a drawback for David Laws’ return to Cabinet. Read: Easily slaps down idiots who cannot think beyond scripted responses/think for themselves.
Rumour has it he will be given a position in the cabinet without a portfolio, allowing him to meddle and interfere in a number of departments. Undoubtedly this will be to the country’s benefit. Expect to see a lot more from one of the more retiring MPs.
His main role will to act as a troubleshooter for policies, to pick up on any obvious problems before the Minister launches the policy. See #omnishambles.
His other role, as aforementioned will be to bind the Coalition. Arguably Laws is the most popular Liberal Democrat within the Tory party, his classical liberalism fits well with their economic policy. This appointment will be a popular one within the two parties. Make of that what you will.
David Laws will be back. Let’s hope he can live up to our expectations!