December 16, 2005


Cameron urges Lib Dems to defect (BBC, 12/16/05)

Tory leader David Cameron is to make an appeal to Liberal Democrat MPs and councillors to defect to his party.

In a speech on Friday he will say Conservatives stand for "liberal values", including a commitment to green policies and localism.

Mr Cameron will call for "a modern, progressive, liberal, mainstream opposition to Labour".

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2005 8:07 AM

two identical parties?

Posted by: pj at December 16, 2005 8:36 AM

It's served us well enough for two hundred years.

Posted by: oj at December 16, 2005 9:36 AM

Two ideologically identical parties is ok, so long as they hate each other.

You need confrontation in politics to get anything done and to make sure they're all accountable.

Posted by: Brit at December 16, 2005 9:56 AM

As American politics demonstrates, the less they differ the more they hate each other.

Posted by: oj at December 16, 2005 10:00 AM

Latvia. We would rather read about Latvia, remember?

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 16, 2005 10:11 AM

I rather figured all the Blairites would become Tories and the Lib Dems fold into Labour, but what do I know..

Posted by: Mike Earl at December 16, 2005 10:17 AM

we're not the only stupid party.

Posted by: Sandy P at December 16, 2005 10:44 AM