So far, the coalition seems to be the best government the UK has had while I've been alive
The previous lot did a reasonable job of actually running the country. It was the civil liberties stuff and of course the stupid wars that were the problem. However having experienced 18 years of previous Conservative governments I'm hardly going to believe that they'd have been any improvement there. The current lot show no signs of improvement on the stupid wars and I fully expect their policies on civil liberties to be no more than window dressing. For example the ID cards will be scrapped but the massive database will remain in some form. Fortunately the rank and file of the Lib Dems seem to be waking up to the awful reality of the situation that the Orange Book idiots have left them in but probably too late to save them from a return to single figure representation at the next election.