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Polly’s list

Polly Toynbee's list of progressive values binding together Labour and the Liberal Democrats reads like a parody

Two may days ago there were plenty of good reasons for voting Labour (or even Lib Dem). But they were mostly negative, and almost all were uninspiring. There is still a case for saying that the Blair government is competent and will serve the country well. There is even an argument to be made that New Labour is not quite as right-wing as it seems, or that its alliance with the Lib Dems is something more than cynical calculation on either side. But the efforts of Blairite pundits to present New Labour in glowingly positive terms have been almost as…

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