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Reid attacks Tory ‘human shields’


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The most ridiculous thing about this news conference was the way in which Mr Blair introduced Mr Reid by saying how the Conservatives wouldn’t reveal their health policy because they were embarrassed about it, and then Mr Reid used almost his entire speech to criticise Conservative policy whilst telling us nothing about Labour policy.

And why is it that Labour completely fail to concede that there are various ways of approaching health issues? They just arrogantly state that their method is right, and everbody else is necessarily wrong. It makes them look silly and puerile, and certainly doesn’t encourage sensible, adult discussion and debate.

For a party that’s supposedly lost its arrogance in it’s Conference Epiphany, it’s doing a very good job of, erm, being arrogant.

This 425th post was filed under: Election 2005.

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