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Monday, August 09, 2004

The New Reform Democrat Progress Conservative and Unionist Party

So, the Tories are privately thinking about changing their party name to boost their popularity. This is on the basis that it worked for "New Labour" in 1994.

As far as I can see, they need to consider a couple of things:
  • the Labour Party never actually changed its name - in fact it was about the only thing it didn't change. A new party name indicates a rejection of all things past, which brings me on to the second issue:
  • the Conservative Party is supposed to be the champion of "small c" conservatism too, so the most likely outcome of a complete change is that they'll alienate their remaining supporters - or at least those who are still conscious enough to tune into the Home Service after their mid-morning nap and get outraged at the idea.
Tee hee.

posted by Plig | 09:07 |

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