The rhetoric and the reality

17 June, 2008

I remember Bill Clinton did a speech several years ago now about the rhetoric and reality of compassionate conservatism which was for some time a campaign theme for Bush II in the 2000 campaign. Clinton’s argument was that the rhetoric was the compassion and the reality was the conservativism.

That little nugget popped back into my head when I found out that the BNP was claiming credit for effecting the policies of Mayor Boris as it was not so much Vote Tory, Go Green as Vote Tory, Get Nazi’s. Seriously elections are about making choices and I can’t but help think that if the electorate of London had returned Ken Livingstone the BNP wouldn’t find things to support in the Mayor’s agenda.  

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