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From The Independent:
The Labour MP for Nottingham South, Alan Simpson, said Labour MPs and members would be horrified if Lord Ashdown became a member of a Labour government.

He said: "The party would be livid if this happened. We need a Lab-Lab pact not a Lib Lab pact. Brown ought to make overtures towards the bulk of the Labour Party which is to the left of New Labour. The truth is that is where most of the electorate is to be found these days."

The former defence minister Peter Kilfoyle warned: "In the Parliamentary Labour Party this will be seen as a snub to many people who have hoped there would be a change of direction.

"I'm very concerned about this. I'm a Labour party person and I want nothing to do with the Lib Dems. They are our opponents in the North of England and we don't have any ideological common ground with them."

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 at 12:06:25 PM EST
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Well I certainly see the Lib Dems - apart from the Vince Cable, David Laws "corporate wing" - as firmly to the "Left" of New Lab.

And died in the wool de-centralisers as well.

I've had a lot to do with them in Scotland, and they briefly adopted the "Guarantee Society" as policy about 15 months ago, only to drop it again for the May election.

They really buggered up their strategy after May 3 though, and Salmond is running rings around them: they are getting withdrawal symptoms from their Lab/Lib "Partnership" ministerial cars I think...

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Jun 22nd, 2007 at 01:30:34 PM EST
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