Oh joy. An interview with David Laws.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/peopl ... 22527.html
"I am not a Tory because I am a small 'l' liberal. Which means liberal economically – which I think most Conservatives are – but also liberal in terms of personal life … most importantly, a social as well as economic liberal, believing that the state has to intervene to ensure not only protection for people in the bottom of society, but that there are strong ladders for those people to do better and improve themselves."
So liberal Tory then.
"We are in danger, in Western nations, of getting a sort of caste-like society where it's actually more difficult than it was a number of decades ago for people who are born into disadvantaged backgrounds and households to do well in life. We have got to challenge [that] even in these tough economic times."
Of course, this wouldn't have anything to do with the sort of economics you advocate would it, would it? And nice bit of "Western nations" bollocks:http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010 ... l-mobility
Today's scandal could be "dangerous" for Ed Miliband and Ed Balls because "it reminds people that the origins of a lot of our problems were in the period when Labour was in office".
Yawn, yawn, under their watch. I think they might just about manage to chuck it back at you and your mates.
He is "certain" Clegg will lead the party into the next election, describing him as a "man of integrity" and a "massive asset" for the 2015 election.
Satirically intended, right?