"I disagree with many policies of this government, but that doesn't mean I feel the need to disagree with everything. Like many I have become weary of the bad faith attacks, the inability to offer even a soupcon of credit for policy successes, the exhausting criticisms which do nothing for democracy and everything to inflame the cynicism which has become a democratic disease. The truth is that in the whole, and with only a few exceptions, ministers did their best in unenviable circumstances.
And to think otherwise is not a reflection of them, but a truly devastating one of us."
(Matthew Syed, conclusion of an article in the Sunday Times at the weekend - see article posted yesterday evening for more detail and link.)