inför det stundande valet, bjuds vi på av David Marquand i The Independent. Men också en stark uppmaning:
The moral is clear. Clegg is absolutely right to pay no attention to Brown’s shameless ogling. The much-touted suggestion that the Liberal Democrats are ”really” on the same side as the Labour Party is both false and, from the Liberal Democrats’ point of view, dangerous; and Clegg is both strategically wise and philosophically sound to reject it out of hand. But he also has to do something else. Like Labour in the 1920s, only in reverse, he has to show that the Liberal Democrats are the heirs of all that was best in the old Labour Party: that there was a libertarian strand in the Labour tradition, as well as a statist one, and that the libertarian strand is encompassed by the Liberal Democrat party of today. I suspect that the success of his project will depend on whether he can do the second as well as he is already doing the first.
Det här kan bli riktigt spännande. Onsdag 28 April arrangerar Fores ett panelsamtal på temat vem som vinner det brittiska valet.