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What it is not is an intellectual vision of the future. Having marched out of europe, he's both changing the subject while he's still ahead and also rallying the troops.

And he's chosen to do it by invoking the British English equivalent of Mom and Apple pie. They are the sort of soft-focus "nice" things that appeal to the atavistic heart of Daily Mail readers, right next to that bit that warms to the idea of shooting strikers in front of their families.

As for Clegg; who cares ? He can bitch about this and that if he wants, but there's no policy here, so there's nothing to vote against. His problem is that when there is a vote that goes against his professed conscience or crosses a LibDem line in the sand, he loyally votes with the tories. Every time. He is merely another unprincipled enabler of Conservative policy.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Dec 19th, 2011 at 03:23:09 AM EST
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