Day: 18/06/2015

The myth of the principled opposition

10 downing street

If there’s one thing that we should have learnt from the last five years, it’s that opposition is miserable.

In opposition, there is of course no power. And without power you can’t do much of anything at all. All of the grand ideas that you have, all of the ways that you want to make life better — for yourself and for everyone else. The doors of power and change and influence are closed on you.

In opposition all you can do is watch whilst others tear apart all that you treasure and worked so hard to build.

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