Monday, October 16, 2006

"If we can't beat this lot, we've got no business being in politics at all"

Thanks to the Daily for the story of how two ministers has resigned from the New Moderate government, which has been in power for less than a fortnight, with a third being under pressure after not paying his license fee because he doesn't like SVT's programmes.

I have a question, though. The New Moderates are obviously a bunch of complete buffoons. So how did they manage in the recent elections to beat the most electorally successful Social Democratic Party in the world?


At 12:56 pm , Blogger Mike said...

As far as I understand, by lying and saying they were "welfare state conservatives" and would not cut taxes for the rich or make cuts in public services. Both of which they have just done, of course.

The Social Democrats are still the largest party, they just don't have the overall majority they have had for most of the twentieth century. I think a lot of their electoral troubles can be attributed to the fact that they've been seen moving to the right over the last few years while the opposition has pretended to move to the left - a strategy David Cameron is copying. But it looks like the Swedish Tories aren't up to sustaining the illusion! :-)


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