Monday, November 20, 2006

Lord Saatchi – the “myth” of the centre ground

I have to concur with Lord Saatchi in his attack on the Conservative Party’s attempts to move the party to the centre ground in an effort to secure electoral victory. I don’t doubt this strategy may pay off, but at what cost? A victory achieved at the loss of one’s principles is after all no victory at all.

Furthermore it is worth bearing in mind that the closer the Labour and Conservative Parties are to the centre ground, the less there is to distinguish them in the eyes of the electorate. How very sad it is that we as a party have strayed so far from our principles, that the day is in sight when the electorate may not be able to distinguish us from Labour.

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