Thursday, May 05, 2005

One More

St Albans, home to my parents: Conservative from Labour. Its like Westchester County so I shouldn't be surprised but it somehow shows that the dream of 1997 is, if not dead, then staggering to the grave. Blair, what promise you threw away!
Once again, a progressive/liberal party sought the middle-right ground, saw some initial great success, then the milk begins to sour. Much like the American Democrats and what they lost from 1992 to 2004, I'm begining to worry that even the modest social justice change won by Labour will be for naught as the years whittle away at their majority.
No more triangulations or third ways; it only pushes the right further right and into demogoguery and hate politics. Here its gay people and judges, in Britain, immigrants. Its not going to be pretty for the next four to five years.

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