LibLink: Giles Wilkes – David Cameron, the Goliath

Over ath The Guardian’s Comment Is Free website, Giles Wilkes – Lib Dem blogger, and chief economist for liberal think-tank Centre Forum – argues that its the Tories’ over-riding sense of entitlement which has left them bamboozled by the Lib Dem upsurge in support. Here’s an excerpt:

The Tories’ ascent to power was meant to have the inevitability of a family inheritance, something they are known to be keen on. Their reaction to a vanishing poll lead has all the outrage of an heir dispossessed by a long-ignored cousin. It shows a party that has long expected to win by default, rather than by earning the privilege.

For all that has happened is that Nick Clegg was briefly granted the sort of coverage that the ‘major’ parties had long expected by right. While Labour exhibits some jubilation at a movement that might scandalously leave them with the most seats, the Conservative reaction is pure outrage. Who ARE these people? Don’t they know how things are meant to work? … Perhaps the slogan they should try is this: “Labour have failed. So you should be voting Tory, you idiots. Don’t you understand, it’s OUR TURN!”

You can read Giles’s article in full here.

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