To writers, the word Quislingis a gift from the gods. If they had been ordered to invent a new word for traitor… they could hardly have hit upon a more brilliant combination of letters. Actually it contrives to suggest something at once slippery and tortuous.
Looking far more broadly than the rag-tag alliances in our country today [it’s a badge of honour now, not unlike the resistance in Norway], you can apply any number of metaphors and draw all the analogies you like but the difference between then and now was that then there was a clear enemy and everyone back home understood who it was and could focus on that.
A TORY candidate yesterday sought to disassociate himself from the views of an anti-EU campaign. Matt Wright, who will stand in the Vale of Clwyd in the general election, said the Albion Alliance had been ‘disingenuous’ over his pledge of support.
Gordon Brown has been addressing the IPPR and has stated he wishes to draw up a new constitution, to be ready for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. He also believes that only the three party system should be allowed to prosper – witness his statement :
…….to those who are tempted by the fringes and the extremes, it is clear that the way we do politics in the future needs to be different from the past.