Interesting to read Daniel Finkelstein’s article in the Times this morning suggesting that “politicians will be pressed to say which of their promises are non-negotiable in the event of another coalition.”
Looking to the possibility of a new coalition being formed in 2015, Danny argues that the Liberal Democrats, unlike the Conservatives, have accepted the pain caused by the current coalition because they did so voluntarily. Therefore, “the pain reinforces their emotional commitment to the government while in the Tory case the pain erodes it.”
Danny states that “the next election will be the red line election. It will be one defined not by policy pledges but by how robust those pledges are.”
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