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"In the process they have achieved more than Mr Blair managed in a decade"James Landale, the BBC News deputy political editor, despite starting on the "Division and recrimination" says something similar: "In 1997, Labour stuttered and hesitated over what to do with its unexpected landslide. This coalition has roared into action with at times dangerous hyperactivity.** Just run your mind through a few of the things it has been doing. It has begun radical reforms... ...These are the long-term, heavy lifting, tricky public policy issues that past governments have been unwilling or unable to tackle."
** Joe Murphy in the Evening Standard Politics blog reports "Letwin's clipboard", a presentation given to Cabinet yesterday by Oliver Letwin on the Coalition's record to date: 66 per cent of the target workload for its first year has been completed; 31 per cent are works in progress and only three per cent are overdue (842 actions completed, 391 underway and 43 running late)
Matthew Robertson at TRG is "surprised that the coalition has lasted this long" and that "The self-proclaimed 'progressive left' are astonished". I have no doubt there are hundreds of less favourable comments out there...but HERE'S Number10's own version [pdf]