The Corner

Another Kind of Conservatism

Andrew: Yes, political parties are coalitions… but built around a core of

common values. A political party is rather like a human personality–always

lots of idiosyncracies and contradictions, probably some skeletons in the

closet, capable of surprising us now and then, but presenting an overall

gestalt to the world that will attract some, repel others, and be

acceptable or unacceptable to yet others depending on their inclinations and

circumstances, and the temper of the times. On the matter of third parties,

though: remember that Labour was once a third party….

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