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Wilf Day
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posted 24 September 2004 11:32 PM      Profile for Wilf Day     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Polly Toynbee sums it up in The Guardian:

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Under PR, open debate between parties on fraught issues would be better than closing down argument behind the ruling party's cabinet doors. Under PR, a coalition would be strong enough to raise taxes to EU levels and lift public service standards. Under PR, we would be at the heart of Europe, not in Iraq.

The tragedy is that among Tony Blair's too many missed chances, he retreated from his promise to Roy Jenkins and Paddy Ashdown to heal this rift [in the left-of-centre spectrum ]. It is the schism that made the last century the conservative century, despite a minority of conservative voters.



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