Friday, 21 December 2007

Which way will the Lib Dems face to keep their MPs ?

Iain Dale wonders in the Telegraph how the "Lib Dems face challenge to retain MPs".

He argues for a break with the "Only the Lib Dems can win hear" reliance on tactical voting squeezes. But what if that gets built into the system by AV PR ?

The BBC is quickly pointing out that the Lib Dems have most of the MPs facing Conservative threats. The the BBC no doubt hopes that they will therefore fight the Conservatives. Back to the 1990's. But is the point of the Lib Dems solely just as a electioneering hobby society hoping for the best result however its achieved ?

But Nick Clegg has declared his liberalism to be his defining characteristic. That puts him far closer to the Conservatives than Labour. After all he's over 40 now - time to start becoming a Tory anyway....

After all shouldn't politics be about what you actually believe in ?

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