Polly, you never change. People want more than realpolitik; the only thing left in the Labour larder. What you in Labour have never recognised is that there are real and deep differences between the you and the Liberal Democrats. Labour thinking still sees us as the errant children of the SDP and since the Red Menace has now been seen off, you cannot understand why Labour and the Liberal Democrats cannot be one again.
We cannot. Labour is delving into areas of private life that is no business of any state. It was Brown's love affair with unregulated markets and lending that help get Britain into this mess to begin with. Labour still loves the boys' toys of strategic nuclear weapons and, worst of all, are only too willing to follow the USA into whatever madcap death-spree they want to pursue.
The British people want more that being sold to the highest bidder that is the Conservative vision but they also deserve more than the desperate clinging to power that Labour is asking for. We deserve vision, ideas, involvement and real democracy. We deserve to be treated like adults. Britain needs new hope, backed up with new policies.
That is why I am backing the Liberal Democrats.
(One can read Ms. Toybee's original article by clicking on the title)