Saturday, 3 October 2015

Telegraph: A Blairite's advice to the Conservative party: move Left, and keep moving

Telegraph: A Blairite's advice to the Conservative party: move Left, and keep moving

Article by John McTernan


However, the Tories should study him and ruthlessly copy his strategy as Prime Minister. Occupy the centre ground. Own it. This is good politics because it is where the voters are. But it is great strategy because it sends the other side demented. In the grief of election loss, parties all too often blame the voters. This is psychologically understandable, but politically stupid. The truth is that the voters are never wrong, and even when they are, they're still not wrong. Remember how the Tories reacted to the Labour government? Seeking definition with clear blue water. Conceding, in effect, that to be moderate was to be Labour and vice versa.

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