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Opinion: Liberals must learn the lessons of Thatcher

It is a truth often acknowledged that Tony Blair and David Cameron, in moving their respective parties to the centre ground, left a gruelling obstacle on the road to a truly Liberal Britain.
But it’s not from those leaders that the next generation of Liberal Democrat’s must learn, rather it is from a leader who would regard liberalism as a dirty word, and many Liberal outcomes as inimical to her view of society, Margaret Thatcher.

The lesson for Lib Dems is that Thatcher understood that the less well off are just as aspirational as those born to wealth. The Tory method …

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  • User AvatarSimon Oliver 27th Nov - 1:25pm
    Bravo Guy - great article.
  • User AvatarPHIL THOMAS 27th Nov - 1:24pm
    Tories gain seat from Lib Dems in Salisbury yesterday. That's what happened as being part of a Govt ?
  • User AvatarShaun Cunningham 27th Nov - 1:24pm
    I saw a TV programme the other night, communities in Africa cooking grass which looked like straw. Children desperate for food, their stomachs empty, they...
  • User AvatarPHIL THOMAS 27th Nov - 1:23pm
    Another Tory gain from the Lib Dems in yesterdays by-elections. No progress being made under Tim ?
  • User AvatarGareth Epps 27th Nov - 1:21pm
    I am also in agreement with Paul, for this reason: it is unwise and wrong to set about intervention with no clear objective of what...
  • User Avatarexpats 27th Nov - 12:51pm
    Gordon & Anne....I couldn't agree more.....We are being fed half truths and lies....Where in our mainstream media is there any REAL reporting of Putin's comments...