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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 AvatarJayne Mansfield 25th Jul - 12:00pm
    Doesn't really help anyone and is really cruel.
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    "We believe that power should be held at the lowest most local level, and only passed ‘upwards’ when there is a need to take a...
  • User AvatarStuart 25th Jul - 11:58am
    So, with the UK economy larger than it has ever been in history, the lion's share of the comments here are a mixture of gloom...
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 25th Jul - 11:58am
    @ Dav, One can speculate all one likes Dav but it doesn't mean that it is fact. Divorce is a fact of life for many...
  • User AvatarRabi Martins 25th Jul - 11:58am
    I am really heartened by Nick's public pronouncement on this There really is no justification for us turning a blind eye to this barbaric practice...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 25th Jul - 11:53am
    @Will Mann The fact that we don't know what the future holds doesn't mean that, when things are going (relatively) well and we have played...