Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On the stump with Michael Moore

Jim Crace paints a sympathetic picture of Michael Moore as he fights to hold Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk:
Every conversation, though, invariably comes back to the coalition. The Scots are not as keen to forgive as many Lib Dems would hope. In public Moore remains resolutely on message – “I don’t believe in cutting and running” – and tries to talk up his party’s achievements. 
But his heart doesn’t seem wholly in it: he knows the party made a huge mistake over university tuition fees and if he could turn back time, he would. But what’s done is done, and Moore is determined to make the best of it – though there’s a noticeable reluctance to bring the names of Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander into any conversation. 
If Moore is going to retain his seat, it will be on his own achievements.

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