Letter: Tory troubles

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The astonishing thing about Shaun Woodward's defection to the Labour Party is what he has joined. In painting "New" Labour as a continuation of the Major years, Woodward has admitted that the agenda of continuing cuts to our public services, failure to deliver decent public transport, and the increasing centralism of government at all levels is the Blair agenda.

In his move to Labour, he as much as admits that this agenda represents acceptable Toryism. Indeed, for Woodward the only unacceptable Toryism is that of his erstwhile party under the hapless William Hague.


Membership Secretary, Witney Liberal Democrats

Charlbury, Oxfordshire