Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Election fever begins....

With a British election likely in March the political train here is full speed ahead, although most people could not care less. It would be nice to see Labour out of office but don't get your hopes up too high for a Tory government. They seem to be Labour Lite (except for a few issues), but I hope they surprise me.

Nile Gardiner offers up a little foreign policy advice to Tory leader David Cameron in the WSJ:
Mr. Cameron should avoid embarking down the same engagement path traveled by Mr. Obama, which has succeeded only in emboldening America's enemies and weakening U.S. strategic power. He should forthrightly defend political dissidents who are fighting for freedom, from Moscow to Harare to Tehran, and studiously eschew the appeasement of tyrants. A Conservative administration must also advance a free trade agenda that supports the growth of economic liberty around the world, and confronts protectionist policies on both sides of the Atlantic.