Very busy these last few days, so once again very little action on the blog front... I'm planning to do some more in-depth posts over the Easter break as we head into what will be a bruising election campaign. And before then I will probably follow up tomorrow morning with some thoughts on what was a solid Budget, and a reasonable election-fighting platform, from Alistair Darling.
But I can't let the passing of the health care bill in the US go without comment. After a first year of being rather ineffectual, Barack Obama in one fell swoop becomes the most successful reforming President since Lyndon Johnson over 40 years ago. Although the bill is a very compromised piece of work, it is a damn sight better than nothing, and will probably be a turning point in his fortunes. This will be a week long remembered in US politics. Congratulations to all who made it possible.