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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
May 4 was an important day for conservatism
1. Yesterday was the silver jubilee of the election of Margaret Thatcher as British Prime Minister. There are some interesting reports coming out of the London papers. According to at least one, the Iron Lady is planning a political comeback. She is moving her offices to the House of Lords, signalling an intent to be more involved in the Upper Chamber. She is planning a US tour and is going to attend the next Tory convention. And at a dinner in her honour in London yesterday, she defied doctors orders and delivered a speech, digging into Tony Blair. Obiviously this is great news for Thatcher fans like myself. I think she's the most important conviction of our age. Last night we had a little party in Toronto to commemorate the anniversary and about 50 conservatives attended. It was a great evening.
2. Ten years ago yesterday Mike Harris launched the Common Sense Revolution, probably the most important political manifesto in Canadian conservative political history. The document was released a full year before the election was called, and permanently shifted the political goal posts in Canada. I believe a bash was held in Ottawa to celebrate the event.
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Tracked on 2004-05-05 10:34:11 AM
Hey, anything beats the annual Kent State moanathon!
Posted by: Kathy Shaidle | 2004-05-05 9:47:56 AM
On the topic of the 10th anniversary of the CSR, I find it interesting that the Fed Cons (perhaps by reason of a little thing called a leadership and merger) have chose to keep their platform under wraps to prevent Liberal carping.
This is leagues away from the groundbreaking intent of the CSR and a full retreat to the days when Tory wisdom was to float trial balloons and spring policy platforms the day the writ was dropped.
Too bad the legacy of the CSR isn't living on.
Posted by: Chris R. Chapman | 2004-05-05 10:56:31 AM
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