Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Silly lists and stupid rules won't help the Tories win

Margarte Thatcher"For half a century after the second world war, the Tories ran the most formidable election machine in Europe. Thatcher destroyed it. She told her party merely to obey and refused to listen to it. She also took away its power base and source of patronage in city and county government. Blair has made the same mistake and is paying for it. The remorseless centralisation of British politics has caused the collapse of both party membership and election turnout." —Simon Jenkins

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