Monday, July 27, 2009

Spin instead of policy

The UK government is apparently planning a referendum on electoral reform at the next election. But not because they're actually committed to electoral reform themselves - their timid push for the "alternative vote", the electoral reform you have when you don't really want electoral reform, shows that. No, they're doing it solely in an effort to paint Conservative leader David Cameron as an opponent of reform.

And that's the entire New Labour project right there in a nutshell: policy pulled out of their arse, driven not by any principle, but by spin.