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13 December 2010

Liberalism and BS

What now separates Clegg from the Tories?  

By David Allen Green

So, according to the Guardian, the Deputy Prime Minister sees little difference between liberalism and the “big society”.

Following on from the increase in tuition fees, this further blurring of lines makes one want to adapt the ending of Animal Farm:

The voters outside looked from Tory to Clegg, and from Clegg to Tory, and from Tory to Clegg again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

David Allen Green is a judge of the Orwell Prize for blogging in 2011.

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