The Tories, as we know, are scum, as are their Lib Dem serfs. But what's becoming clear is that, for all their bluster, they're cowardly scum.
There are decisions that need making: whether or not to proceed with a new nuclear weapons system, and how to update the local government taxation system.
These are both decisions they're too scared to take - they can't afford the new nukes (thankfully), but their own voters and the Tory newspapers would rather we all starved than give up the chance to turn the planet into a poisonous hell.
The council tax is based on the value of your home. The valuations were carried out in 1991, since when property values have increased by a huge amount. But - Tory voters are loaded and live in expensive houses, and don't want to pay more tax.
What to do? What to do?
They've come up with a cunning plan. They're going to take all the hard decisions that ruin the lives of the poor right now - the poor don't vote, or vote Labour anyway. However, they're going to put off the nukes/council tax decisions until after the next election - when they'll be out of office. Then they can blame Labour for 'attacking the middle classes' and 'leaving Britain undefended'.
Scum, the lot of them.