We don’t pretend that we agree on every dot and comma. There have been differences, including on the NHS. Lib Dem voters want to know that we are fighting for our priorities — that we are partners, not patsies….But let’s be clear — while it is essential that our identity is not lost, it would be a disaster if the Lib Dems were simply to evolve into an internal opposition…On all the key areas — the economy, education, welfare reform — the Lib Dems should be part of the engine of the Coalition, not merely its brake.
Very interesting article. And I think he’s right about focussing on being an active part of the coalition rather than an ‘internal opposition’. The better the Tories and Lib Dems make things work and turn things around, the better the position of both parties.