Comments on: Inside the Tent: British Conservative Party Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:42:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matthew Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:35:21 +0000 The real truth is that, as in Britain, after a couple of terms of one party, it is good for everybody to have a change. It keeps up the pretence that democracy is working, if nothing else. The real pity of these elections is that the choice to be made is an invidious one – neither candidate has any real merit at all. Where are the great statesmen with genuine stature and principles? Surely there must be two such people in a country of more than 250 million people? Unfortunately they ain’t the people on offer.

In Europe we’re not doing any better: Sarkozy is an appalling spiv, Blair was a clever scheming opportunist, and Brown… well, the less we say about him the better.