Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Britain finally leaves the 20th Century behind

There is something strange about hearing the words "the Prime Minister, David Cameron" when you're driving into work. Not strange in a peculiar sense, but rather strange in the sense that you've grown used to certain names for so long that it makes you do a double-take.

I'm not sure if it's because I was once a member of the Lib Dems, but I'm actually excited this morning at the prospect of a Tory-Lib coalition - Guido has called it the "Change Coalition" (he called it on the money weeks ago), I prefer to think of it as the "Liberal Majority" for that is what it actually represents.

I won't be so bold as to proclaim that the Left is dead, but this morning Britain has returned, I think, to a world of sanity that takes its inspiration from the likes of Locke and J.S Mill and rejects the 20th Century mistake that saw history through the prism of materialism and the mass oppressed.

Socialism has been replaced by Liberalism, and it is good.

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