Originally Posted by Poo Butties
Normally I'd be the last to defend these sell out charlatans (I hope I am right in thinking that this cost union will all but see the end to the party come the next election) but in the middle of all this I think it's important to look a concessions they've got from the Tory's as a matter of balance.
Christ knows how bad it would have been if these snakes hadn't been there to reign the Tories in slightly.
If they hadn't been there the Tories would have had to govern with a minority (I suspect a Lib-Lab coalition would have been untenable). For all that people speculate that there'd then inevitably have been another election which the Tories would have won outright, it's essentially conjecture.
I think they've paid a big price for 'softening the edges' of the Tories, when that could largely have been achieved through the normal mechanisms of parliament with a minority government. But then perhaps its unfair to judge so early; I'll give them a full term, cos I'm git nice like that, me.