Dave Twists the Labour/Libya Knife

The Prime Minister’s Spokesman told the Lobby this morning that Cameron wants an inquiry into allegations of extraordinary rendition of terror suspects:

“We’ve shown that we’re prepared to look at what happened in the past and ensure that way we behave stands up to scrutiny”

It’s at rare times like this that Labour must breathe a sigh of relief that Ed is their leader, rather than his brother – the former Foreign Secretary. This could get very messy for Labour and it’s an obvious open goal for the government. Though any inquiry should be given much more scope than just these allegations. Hague’s line at the weekend pretty much sums up the Tory position: The allegations “relate to a period under the previous government, so I have no knowledge of those.” Ouch…



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Janan Ganesh on Labour’s soft left

“Ms Cooper does not believe the previous Labour government was wrong to run a fiscal deficit after 15 years of economic growth. Both she and Mr Burnham think families should be entitled to tax credits for a third child. These views are not mad. They are just a bit too left-wing for Britain. For any serious party, that amounts to the same thing. The soft left is more electable than the hard left but then Mars is more habitable than Neptune: neither planet will host human life anytime soon.”

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