Enmity for the other side is essential to political self-belief. Listen to all those Labour supporters who were against the Iraq war for all the right reasons, and hear the way they still spit out the word 'Tories' as though they were members of an untouchable caste. Watch them duck and dive when confronted with Labour's record on detention without trial, the new arrest laws, unblinking state surveillance and the party's feeble environment policies and ask what they have to be so proud of. The Conservatives were guilty of many things during their ascendancy, but they didn't take us to war on bogus intelligence and they mounted nothing like the attack on personal liberty.
Sunday, January 08, 2006
Socialists for Cameron
The Observer's Henry Porter has an interesting piece on the irrelevance of party politics to the great challenges of the 21st century: