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Tory sleaze

So, they've been back in power a bit more than a year, and already we are mired in standard Tory sleaze. (Yes, I know other parties have their sleaze too, and Cherie Blair was friends with Ms Brooks.) Cameron has got away with a lot of stuff in the last year and pushed most of the opprobrium onto Clegg. But this time, he hasn't got the option.
Yes, I am enjoying this. What do you expect? I'm Old Labour.

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timscience
Jul. 18th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, this isn't standard Tory sleaze. This is the story of how a single powerful elected individual with a pernicious right wing agenda kept the elected politicians of both major parties supine and biddable for 30 years, and, hopefully, the story of how he and his organisation fell from power because of his hubristic belief that he and his organisation were above the law. It's more important to break the Murdoch press's stranglehold than it is to get rid of Cameron IMHO, because the long term effects will be greater.

Did you know the New York Times has been calling it the British Spring?

Edited at 2011-07-18 04:32 pm (UTC)
dorispossum
Jul. 18th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Agree - much as I'd like to see the back of the unintelligent destructiveness of our current administration, I'm hoping even more fervently to see Newscorp implode.
timscience
Jul. 18th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
edit: In second sentence for elected read unlelected. Oops.
la_marquise_de_
Jul. 18th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
I do hope it's the end of that empire, certainly.
British Spring? Well, it's wet enough.

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