Friday, 21 May 2010

Cameron's Troops Are Most Definitely Not Happy Bunnies

Critical Reaction, of which Lord Tebbit is Chairman of the Editorial Board, has quite a few words to say about Cameron, his style of leadership and the 1922 'business'. Simon Heffer is none too pleased either and that is putting it mildly.

Just what is Cameron's long-term aim? Is he attempting to form a new political party, of which the coalition is but the first stage? As Simon Heffer argues, Cameron was never a 'right-wing' politician in the old Tory image and has shown too many 'left-wing' tendencies for the former to have ever been the case.  Or is there something more 'sinister' happening behind the scenes - like a 'Granita Agreement' between Cameron and Clegg, especially if the long-term aim is a new political party?

Pause for thought for a moment - Imagine the situation four years hence with the economy reviving (we can all dream, can't we) and the coalition 'esconced' in the political scene. What happens at the next general election - will the parties stand against each other or will they be standing as the Liberal Conservative Party?  Even if they remained as two separate parties, with the agreement for adoption of the Alternative Vote method to elect MPs - albeit subject to a referendum - suppose both Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties then 'fixed' for each other to be number two on the ballot paper, where applicable? Such a situation/agreement would be gerrymandering, would it not?

Just thinking, like..............

2 comments:

Joseph Takagi said...

It's certainly possible that we end up with 3 new parties:-

1. the left-leaning LDs go to Labour.
2. the smaller government/eurosceptic Cons go to UKIP (which has already happened to some extent).
3. the Lib Cons form a centre party.

Witterings From Witney said...

Possible JT - but UKIP will need to get it's bloody act together!!!