Friday, December 03, 2010

"the activists are Wrong but Romantic, the councillors Right but Repulsive"

A good post over on Liberal Conspiracy here from Don Paskini.

I've posted on a similar theme yesterday over at Slugger O'Toole. It's an interesting time. For long periods, the centre-left has regarded the wider left with suspicion on the grounds that the trots main strategy has been to attempt (really badly) to harass the centre-left to move in their direction - a direction that many on the centre-left would happily follow if it weren't electoral suicide. Often, the strategy the left has used included making itself look as stupid and unattractive as possible.

The Tory Ultra 'deniable outriders' have spent the past five years luring the centre-right onto their ground by making that ground more attractive and themselves into more of a (deniable) asset.

Copying them seems to me to be a much more constructive use of the extra-parliamentary left's time?

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