ashdown’s rejection

21 Jun

I don’t understand what political capital Ming expects from rebuffing Brown’s offer to ask Paddy Ashdown and others to join the government?

In the US, Democrats working for Republicans – and visa versa, has always been part of the political system. Cross-party cooperation is a great way to build the public’s confidence in politics, and it also widens the pool of talent serving the British people.

Opposition to the party of power is important, but so is getting the job done in the first place. If Ashdown is the right man for the NI brief, Ming’s decision is merely denying the nation his services. How is that progressive politics?

The public wants its politicians to work for them, and that means, at times, working together. Maybe the Lib Dems are too insecure to consider Brown’s overtures? We all know that Ming’s leadership is weak, and that he’ll be under increasing pressure over the conference season, so maybe that’s why they have reacted so preciously? Shame on you, Ming.

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6 Responses to “ashdown’s rejection”

  1. jacoblurch@gmail.com June 21, 2007 at 7:17 pm #

    Hmm Perhaps Ming the merkin thinks he will get a better deal off the tories, should the next election be a hung parliament, and he doesn’t want to queer that possible deal.

  2. jacoblurch@gmail.com June 21, 2007 at 7:17 pm #

    Hmm Perhaps Ming the merkin thinks he will get a better deal off the tories, should the next election be a hung parliament, and he doesn’t want to queer that possible deal.

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com June 21, 2007 at 8:04 pm #

    Evening Jams,Possibly. Ming better calculate correctly. I can’t help but think Brown will thump Cameron.

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com June 21, 2007 at 8:04 pm #

    Evening Jams,Possibly. Ming better calculate correctly. I can’t help but think Brown will thump Cameron.

  5. anticant@hotmail.co.uk June 21, 2007 at 8:50 pm #

    I don’t really think the Washington cesspit merits much confidence in politics!

  6. anticant@hotmail.co.uk June 21, 2007 at 8:50 pm #

    I don’t really think the Washington cesspit merits much confidence in politics!

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