Don't do it Nick. You and your party have nothing in common with the likes of Mr Cameron, Mr Osborne or the reactionary Mr Grayling. Do you really want to go down in history as the man who surrendered Britain's future to Cameron’s Tories? Have you forgotten how the public sector experienced massive, near-fatal under-investment during 18 years of Tory rule in the 1980s and 1990s? In your heart you know that the advent of a Tory government will inevitably see the return of a two-tier system in terms of public services with, for example, the ‘best’ schools being either private or in the most affluent areas and access to the best healthcare determined not by need but by wealth. Let me remind you that under the Tories the highest crime areas were in the lowest-income neighbourhoods; public transport was most deficient in serving the most deprived housing estates. Should he gain office it is likely that in Cameron’s Britain the affluent and the well educated will be given the choice to buy their way out of failing or inadequate provision and universal services will be replaced by services for the poor which will inevitably result in poor services. Is this the 'fairness' that you want to see? No, of course it isn't.If you really want to place Britain on the road to becoming a fairer and more equal society then pick up the phone and talk to Gordon. Here are two things that you might talk about:
1. How best can Labour and the Lib Dems set about establishing a coalition government of national unity that can offer a stable and strong government that is focused primarily on securing the recovery and restoring trust in the body politic?
2. What concrete proposals can we put into the Queen's speech on May 25th regarding the holding of a national referendum on electoral reform in the autumn of 2010.
The sooner you place that call the better.