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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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    There must be many hundreds of millions of people who would rather be in the EU than their own country. Such people are prepared to...
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    Phyllis: 50% women. Given that women are 51% of the population that means we'd definitely not be over represented.
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