Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Tory Discipline Needed
There are inevitable signs of growing Conservative impatience with events. The right-wing commentariat has never been on a leash, but Conservative Way Forward is also now calling for a minority government to be formed. George Osborne, in fact, declared on this morning's Today programme that such a minority government was simply not viable, and he's probably right. What the Tories need to be very careful of is allowing any Lib-Lab deal to generate civil war in their own ranks. So far, they've played the situation very impressively, and if their own Lib Dem deal doesn't work, they will be in a very strong opposition position - but only if they maintain their support for Cameron and maintain the discipline for which they were once famed.