UK's Labour, Conservatives Both Flee the Past

UK's Labour, Conservatives Both Flee the Past

What is it with British political parties? Is there some masochistic tendency – a perverse self-destruct mechanism – which invariably makes them denounce the very thing that has provided them with unprecedented success? You must accept that there is an uncanny parallel between the Conservative modernisers’ renunciation of Thatcherism after a single electoral defeat which followed on 18 unbroken years of power, and the Labour party’s rejection of its New Labour incarnation after an unprecedented three terms in office.

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