The Shotgun Blog
Friday, February 19, 2010
Winning Scotland by selling out Thatcher
The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom has a reason to smile today. According to the Times they have a good chance of winning more seats than the separatist Scottish Nationalist Party. At the very least they are showing the same level of popular support as the SNP in the lead up to the election.
If the Tories achieve some sort of breakthrough in Scotland, the SNP and Labour Party will no longer be able to accuse them of being the "English Party." Furthermore, the more seats that they win in Scotland the closer they will be to gaining a majority government (at the moment pundits are predicting a 'hung Parliament').
Sadly this was achieved by selling out the great hero/monster of the past: Margaret Thatcher.
In the last couple of years David Cameron, the Tory leader, has distanced himself from Lady Thatcher. Proclaiming that he is no Thatcherite and giving credence to the harshest critics of her Premiership. Thus leaving no major political party to defend the legacy of the best post 1945 Prime Minister in Great Britain.
It reminds me a little of how John Tory tried to distance himself from Mike Harris. It did not work. All he managed to do is piss off his own base. It may, however, work for Mr. Cameron.
And that makes me sad.
Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on February 19, 2010 | Permalink
I can only say that Lady Thatcher had more you-know-what than any of these guys, and they call themselves men. Go figure.
Posted by: Alain | 2010-02-19 6:52:20 PM
David Cameron could win if the electorate believe him less of dork than Gordon Brown.
Posted by: Agha Ali Arkhan | 2010-02-20 3:57:31 PM
Compared to Thatcher, David Cameron is at best a wobbly eunuch.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2010-02-21 10:19:13 PM
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