Saturday, October 27, 2007
Why won't Brown walk his liberal talk?
"Ours is, in the end and in spite of all, the liberal country Brown identifies. It requires liberal solutions to its problems. If Brown steps forward across the threshold and offers the solutions implied in his implicitly liberal analysis, he may become master of the future. If he doesn't he may freeze on the doorstep. And in that case the rebuilding of liberal Britain will fall not to Labour but to its rival parties, who currently seem more comfortable and better equipped for what lies ahead if Labour falters." —Martin Kettle