Tories prop up failing Labour administration

Which ever way you look at it, the Trident vote will show clearer than any other parliamentary vote just who Labour can rely on to prop up their failing administration.

Already Tony Blair's Labour Party have had to rely on Tory support to pass higher education laws, and now "Dave" and his chums will come to Tony's aid again to help him out over Trident.

What ever do you think the Torie would say about the Lib Dems if they were to back Labour in order to subvert Labour's own rebels ? They'd be having an absolute field day.

Irrespective of the issue, this government is failing and cracking and the only thing that will prevent its early collapse will be Tory support for the government this week. Forget Tory gossip about Lib Dems wanting coalition with Labour. It ain't gonna happen, and it won't need to whilst the Conservatives support Labour on every key vote when Labour's own backbenchers won't even support the government.

So why are they doing it ? Quite simply, the Tories do not have any policies so cannot go to the country yet as they would have no manifesto. So keeping Labour in power for another two years will strengthen the Tory hand.

Vote Tory, get Labour. Simple.
With thanks to Beau Bo D'Or for the image of Blair and his missile.


Iain Dale said...

So Nich, you reckon that 198 Tories who support the replacement of Trident should vote the other way? That would be really ethical, wouldn't it?

Surely responsible opposition means opposing the measures you disagree with but offering qualified support for those that you do?

Believe me, I'd love to see Labour defeated on anything, but not at the expense of voting against my principles on an important matter of national defence,

Norfolk Blogger said...

Iain, a fair point, but what about when Lib Dems do the same ? What do you think YOU and other Tories would say ?

I've played devils advocate here, but I think that the Tories would be far from generous to the Lib Dems if the boot was on the other foot.

Anonymous said...

There is plenty time for the Tories to assert their principles in matters of national defence.

This occasion, however, should be used to serve a higher national interest - i.e. defeating a corrupt administration.
Party interests should come second.