VCG you raise several points at once:
a) it is in the nature of stable democracies for mainstream political parties to agree on the big issues, for example 1) running a country is bloody complicated and our room for manoeuvre is limited, 2) we agree there should be a safety net for the less-well off, whether through altruism or wishing to avoid Galbraith's nightmare vision, 3) we can't do everything we want 4) we need to engage with the world 5)developing countries should do as we say, not as we did 6)we may benefit ourselves and our supporters through the way we govern, but what separates us from dictatorships is that we shit only slightly on the heads of those who opposed us
b) every country, organisation and company is governed by those who can be bothered
c) it is only the simple parties that come up with simple answers
d) as a scientist, one of the reasons you should be furious with the current government is that they are conducting an experiment in which every variable is changed simultaneously. Whether we're up the creek or steaming along in a few years, who can tell what on earth caused it? How will we learn for the future?
As for 'tory scum', well why not? It's ok to mock the powerful - that's what we do. I've just never managed to do it in an amusing way when genuine annoyance was the driving factor: Harry Enfield was always funnier than Ben Elton.