June 28, 2005

HOMELESSNESS REDISCOVERY WATCH:

Tories to host homelessness summit (Matt Weaver, June 28, 2005, The Guardian)

The Conservative party today makes another attempt to ditch its "nasty" image, this time by hosting a summit on homelessness.

The event - which will be hosted by Caroline Spelman, the shadow secretary for local government and communities - will highlight the government's mixed record on the issue.


As Mark Helprin almost said: "If Tony Blair becomes P.M., the armies of the homeless, hundreds of thousands strong, will once again be used to illustrate the opposition's arguments about welfare, the economy, and taxation."

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 28, 2005 7:37 AM
Comments

Great tactic - make up to the homeless, after all they have lots of donation money, great voter turnout, and everyone finds the homeless appealing and amiable.

Posted by: Shelton at June 28, 2005 11:21 AM

They would do better to have a conclave across the Channel.

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 28, 2005 12:49 PM

Tory strategists are channeling Chuck Percy and Hugh Scott.

Posted by: Luciferous at June 28, 2005 5:12 PM
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