Why a Con-Lib coalition is not as odd a prospect as you might think

See the graphic at Order-Order: the LibDems used to vote in parliament more like Labour, but over the life of the Blair-Brown governments have come to be closer to the Tories.

One thought on “Why a Con-Lib coalition is not as odd a prospect as you might think

  1. Until the 1970s, the Liberals were seen as closer to the Tories than to Labour, at there was much concern of two parties splitting the right wing vote and letting the Socialists in! The Tory victory in 1951 owed much to an electoral pact with the Liberals and by some accounts Churchill proposed a merger, though this may have been due to Churchill’s background as a Liberal politician the fact is that the two parties were close enough to make this conceivable.

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