|But Why Not?
||[Apr. 18th, 2010|11:07 am]
The Telegraph says voting for the Liberals will let Labour in; the Guardian says voting for the Liberals will let the Tories in. No-one is prepared to contemplate the possibility that voting for the Liberals will put the Liberals in. |
Is it really so impossible?
Our political duopoly is less than 100 years old. The Liberals were a party of government within living memory. In a situation where there is general disgust with the political caste and no enthusiasm for either of the two main parties or their leaders why shouldn't a third party sneak in and carry off the prize? The only thing that stands in the way of this outcome is a weary fatalism that negates the possibility of change.