- Sep 8, 2013
I've never said they should abondon the alliance. But it could be nice in the future to cooperate with the liberals instead.For the next election they can certainly decide if they want to work together but if they did it now it would be a huge kick in the face to the voters of Britain and a huge loss of all credibility of the NLP. The NLP and Conservatives had an electoral alliance and did not run against each other in any constituency. The NLP and Conservative voters voted for the same candidates as there was either a Conservative or NLP running but not both. For the NLP to suddenly abandon the Conservatives would be completely implausible.
((Economy and foreign policy really the only issues that matter, so NLP and Liberals are very different))
But it is other issues too, like social liberties, rights etc. And the foreign policy is similar so a compromise on economy may be the breakthrough. All though I suspect Mister (or. Miss?) Antoine want this alliance to weaken the National Liberals, the voices of a free market and to strenghten the Liberal Party.
For all we know it may be a split between the conservative and liberal forces in teh National Liberal party. Which would be disastrous for the struggle for a free market and liberty.