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17 June 2007

10:17 AM

17 June 2007

10:17 AM

When you hear the word "progressive" mentioned in Westminster, it is normally a Labour MP (like Douglas Alexander) preparing the ground for coalition with the Liberal Democrats. I’ve never understood this. Left wing policies are regressive, weigh the economy down, stifle creativity and keep the poor languishing on benefits. So I’m glad David Cameron is taking the title back today. I’d like to see him say more about poverty, as Iain Duncan Smith has handed him ammo on a plate. But it is an encouraging step forward.


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