John Major secured more votes than any other Prime Minister in unpromising circumstances – but ‘stretching the elastic of democracy’ would cost the Party dearly.
Posts Tagged: Lord Ashdown
He quotes Paddy Ashdown: “You either believe in democracy or you don’t.”
Our guide to the crop of pro-EU organisations that have formed from the ashes of the Stronger In campaign.
The energies of this unknown but highly influential figure, Cameron’s right-hand man for the last decade, are bent on the EU renegotiation.
If Paddy Ashdown hasn’t already eaten it, you can be sure he will be wearing his thinking cap and trying to revitalise ‘The Project’.
The Lib Dems’ big beasts outnumber their smaller creatures.
The Prime Minister’s success springs from a preference, new to Westminster, for Cabinet ministers who actually know about their departments.
Anti-politics – that is, politics that challenges the establishment – doesn’t have to be populist.
The former leader takes up the Lib Dems’ new ‘Blukip’ bogeyman of a Conservative/UKIP/DUP pact that would leave the country “immersed in cuts”.
True to Lib Dem form, Paddy agrees with Ken on the need for proportional representation and Michael on the threat of the SNP.
Interview: Jacob Rees-Mogg – “I think the love-bombing of UKIP voters would be an intelligent strategy”
He contends that we have become “a classless society” – and will set out in his election address his demands for our EU renegotiation.
He would find it hard to sell a second Lib/Con coalition to his party…or to serve in a Lib/Lab coalition as Deputy Prime Minister.
Clegg may seem to lack authority, but consider its abuses – as in the case of Howard Flight.