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The liberal zombie awakens

The left is wrong to attack Cameron’s coalition. It has brought politics back to life

By Richard Reeves   June 2010

“Middle way”: for liberals of all parites, the Lib-Con pact could be a winner

For liberals, this was an exquisitely painful victory. A place in the cabinet for the first time in eight decades means cherished demands for fairer taxes and political reform are likely to be met. The tone of politics has changed. Even the coalition document was, in the words of one tweeting commentator, “like a manifesto without all the bullshit.” But it hurts, too. On Europe, immigration and Trident the Lib Dems have conceded acres of ground. The Tory’s absurd inheritance tax cut plan has been killed…

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