"Whoever is in power the opposition always takes the opportunity to blow it out of all proportion and run & run with it."
Read up on your political history - you'll find that has always been the case. It's the job of an opposition party to keep the government on its toes, and that involves constantly questioning government actions. It's not a bad thing, a healthy democracy needs an active and vociferous opposition party.
Anyone who thinks that being an MP is a soft job is out of touch with reality. MPs work long hours, and deal with complex issues. Of course some of them are better than others, but that applies in any field. In the main a democratic country gets the government it deserves. MPs are a product of the society they represent, and if we don't like what we see we would do well to remember that we're looking at ourselves. The government didn't lose touch with the UK public years ago - the government is the public.
The problems faced by any government - at home and abroad - are more or less the same, regardless of the colour of the party/parties in power. we no longer inhabit a world in which the map was mainly coloured pink; a gunboat mentality has no place in today's political and diplomatic atmosphere. The days when British foreign policy affected half the inhabitants of the planet are long gone, and anyone who sites and dreams about us being a major force in shaping the world is doing just that - dreaming.
We can influence events, certainly, but in an entirely different way to the past. Our biggest problem is ourselves. We no longer seem to have the pride in our country that it deserves. We have a rich history of achievement, but that - as they say - butters no parsnips. What matters now is that we work hard, behave like the great nation that we are, and stop endlessly dwelling on and in the past.