Eight years since The Orange Book: have the Liberal Democrats ‘reclaimed’ liberalism?
THE ORANGE BOOK – TURNING RIGHT OR CHANGING GEARS?
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012
© 2012 The Author. Economic Affairs © 2012 Institute of Economic Affairs. Published by Blackwell Publishing, Oxford
Volume 32, Issue 2, pages 11–16, June 2012
How to Cite
Sanderson-Nash, E. (2012), THE ORANGE BOOK – TURNING RIGHT OR CHANGING GEARS?. Economic Affairs, 32: 11–16. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0270.2012.02148.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012
The Liberal Democrats becoming kingmakers in 2010 did not depend solely on the numbers adding up on May 5th. Did The Orange Book pull the party to the right, making coalition with the Tories a meeting of minds? Or was it better viewed as an element in an overall strategic shift towards greater professionalism, making a deal with either of the major parties more likely?