Billy Bragg and the Fate of the Lib Dems

For as long as I can remember Billy Bragg has been arguing for tactical voting. He lives in some splendour in Dorset, and wants to drive the Tories out of the county by any means necessary. In 2005, although he was a Labour supporter, and on many issues was well to Left of Labour, he urged his comrades in West Dorset to back the only party with a chance of beating Oliver Letwin by voting Lib Dem. By the time of the 2010 election, the tactical vote had become ideological. Bragg declared that he was now committed to Clegg. The Lib Dems had “the best manifesto” and he would be voting for them with relish.
Carry on reading

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