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Opinion: LibDems are the natural home for Blairites

There have been some high profile (if not high level) Blairite defections to the Tories. While there are some similarities between the Blair legacy and our coalition partners, the defectees seem to have overlooked or discarded one idea – joining the Liberal Democrats.

As Jonathan Powell says in his book, The New Machiavelli, and as was evident during his time in office, Tony Blair was strongly pro-Europe. He understood, as we do, that a) the largest common market in the world is something that we should be actively engaging with and leading, and b) there are threats and issues …

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  • User AvatarStephen Campbell 6th May - 2:19pm
    I remember when the Lib Dems used to take the side of the vulnerable and powerless - versus taking the side of those with power....
  • User AvatarJudy Abel 6th May - 2:16pm
    Lib Dem MPs still believe in the same values as in 2010. Yes, we got the tuition fees thing wrong (and I, perhaps idealistically, still...
  • User AvatarStephen Campbell 6th May - 2:06pm
    @Gwyn Griffiths: "The idea that you should never, ever change any benefit because somebody who loses out may die is absurd." So, in other words,...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 6th May - 2:00pm
    Since the current coalition comprises two parties which both failed to achieve majorities in 2010, is it not also a "coalition of the losers"?
  • User AvatarSamuel Griffiths 6th May - 1:56pm
    Matthew Huntbach: You make excellent arguments for why we need PR in this country and I certainly agree that tactical voting is causing us to...
  • User AvatarRuth 6th May - 1:55pm
    Hi Tinter, this wasn't my tuition fee maths. It came from the gov.uk and the link is in the text. I agree with you that...