Comments on: Inside the Tent: British Conservative Party http://blogs.reuters.com/from-reuterscom/2008/09/04/inside-the-tent-british-conservative-party/ Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:42:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Matthew http://blogs.reuters.com/from-reuterscom/2008/09/04/inside-the-tent-british-conservative-party/comment-page-1/#comment-333991 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 21:35:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/from-reuterscom/2008/09/04/inside-the-tent-british-conservative-party/#comment-333991 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.

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