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George Bridges: my part in the Tories’ downfall. As a Lib Dem, I approve this message

There’s a fascinating article today in the Telegraph by George Bridges: The Tories have gone astray – and I helped. Who’s George Bridges, you ask? Here’s his summary of his political career to date:

First a researcher for the Conservative Party machine, then a tour of duty in the bunker of No 10 for the last three Major years, followed by a few years advising Michael Howard and David Cameron.

It’s a hefty 1,000-word ‘Consevatism: my part in its downfall’ mea culpa, and it’s fascinating in two ways.

First, for its call to arms for Conservatives to ignore the polling …

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  • User AvatarAllan 21st Aug - 8:58pm
    Perhaps John thinks that iScotland may give him a better chance of being elected, I sincerely hope the Scottish remain with us not because they...
  • User AvatarNorman Fraser 21st Aug - 8:50pm
    I actually think it's pretty clear why John has decided to vote Yes. Like many Scots he has looked at what the current coalition government...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 21st Aug - 8:35pm
    I hardly put it past the English population to support a whole raft of regressive, vengeful anti-Scottish measures if the Yes vote should win (which,...
  • User AvatarTim13 21st Aug - 8:28pm
    Psi No need to resort to sarcasm! I was trying to draw in a few words a summary of what I meant by it. I...
  • User AvatarLiberal Neil 21st Aug - 8:05pm
    I think John's argument is a reasonable one, and more honest and coherent than the Yes campaign's.
  • User AvatarJohn Barrett 21st Aug - 7:58pm
    Alex - One of the reasons I did not submit the article to Lib-Dem voice was exactly because I feared that might happen.