I had fondly believed that a coallition might prevent the worst excesses of a Tory government, but it couldn't be much worse, from the look of it. I've noticed Clegg has been sporting a constantly pained, miserable expression for a while. Guilt, maybe. Dunno how any of them can sleep peacefully.
Saw a terrific little film, LOURDES. Perhaps my obsessive fascination with shrines, pilgrimages and numinous woowoo stuff predisposed me to liking it, but it had a wonderful enigmatic, poetic quality. It was shot on location, as well, and you get to see quite a bit of the shrine.