Of course I’m referring to David Cameron’s incredible pitch for Lib Dems to join the Tory Party because (cough) “we’re liberals now”.
It absolutely beggars belief. Either:
- David Cameron will say anything to gain support. He doesn’t mean it, of course, but by the time he gets elected it will be too late.
- David Cameron really has seen the light and want’s to move his party in a more liberal direction.
If 1. it will take your average Liberal about a nanosecond to see through it. Wasn’t it only six months ago the hoardings carried those nasty posters about immigration?
If 2. all the nasty, xenophobic, eurosceptic, Monday Club, right wing Tories will have to leave and start their own party.
Either way, Lib Dems and Tories have never belonged in the same party since those parties were first conceived. It’s going to make more than smooth talking from smarmy David to make them fit together now.