Another day, another government U turn, this time on Forests. Andrew Sparrow has a list of them to date which you can see here. And he hasn't even included the decision to get a Downing Street cat, having said they wouldn't.
And the general tenor of media comment is that they add up to reflect a government in turmoil.
I really don't agree.
Of course, it would be better if policy was fully thought through before it was announced, only a fool would say otherwise.
But looking at the U-turns, I'm generally far more in approval of the revised policy than the original one.
And having spent so long complaining that no one listened when Labour was last in power, I can hardly now complain that the government does listen.
But mostly - isn't this just grown up government in action? Isn't coalition about constant give, take and negotiation. Wouldn't it be crazy if the decisions taken in 4 days of post election, sleep deprived negotiations were set in concrete for the next 5 years.
A government that actually listens.