Grubby deals signal the end of the Labour's term

Labour buying off MP's from nationalist parties reminded me of the sort of grubby deals that sustained Labour in the 1970's where deals with Northern Irish MP's, the SNP and others kept the labour Party in power through from 1974 to 1979.

Let us not forget that those years were stained with strikes, a collapse in Britain's economic position and a real sense that Labour were in power but did not actually wield any power.

This sort of deal over 42 days detention has all the signs of a morally bankrupt Labour Party and just like the 1970's, shows why they can no longer be trusted in office. The Tories should win next time, and the Lib Dems should be seeking to cement themselves as the key opposition to the Tories by targeting Labour seats now because just like after 1979, labour will be out of power for years to come.


Bernard Salmon said...

Although I agree with you on the general point abour Labour being prepared to barter away civil liberties (and have said so on my blog), I think it's only fair to point out that the Liberals were just as guilty of propping up the Labour government in the 1970s.

Letters From A Tory said...

Morally bankrupt and financially bankrupt as well.

jailhouselawyer said...

Ten years in power sacrificed for the sake of 42 days.

Bill Quango MP said...

The Lib Dems as the real opposition to the Tories... That would be very preferable to these deceitful lying unprincipled cowboys