Another strand of Victorian Liberalism argues that democracy should not be a cloak for majority or minority tyranny, but a means of entrenching equal rights and duties. Unfortunately, the Labour Party thinks only in terms of political domination as its determination to maintain the over-representation of Scotland and Wales post-devolution makes clear. As long as this huge philosophical gap between the parties remains, defections such as that of Alec Kellaway will be 'just the bizarre behaviour of a maverick'.
G. F. KEATING
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