Wednesday, April 7, 2010

And they're off!

So we’re off. The 6 May election date will hardly come as a surprise to most, but yesterday’s announcement has fired the starting gun on what’s going to be a crucial election.

The debate over the coming weeks will, naturally, focus on key issues such as the economy – a challenge that will be relished by senior Labour figures who have shown, time and again, that they will make the right decision in a crisis.

Compare that to the mess that the Tories would have made had they been in charge. They’d have let dogma get in the way of doing the right thing. They would not have delivered the stimulus the economy needed.

That desire to put ideology ahead of making a difference is something we’ve also seen in the European Parliament where the Conservatives have abandoned their influence by quitting the mainstream centre-right.

The party's obsession with ‘Europe’ has plagued the current Tory leader as it has all Conservative leaders of modern times. Just as with the economy – it’s clear that for David Cameron, when tough decisions need to be made, ideology trumps the right choice.

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