“When two ride astride, one must ride behind”

by Stephen Tall on August 1, 2010

Okay, the poster’s exactly 100 years old – and the issue highlighted here is Asquith’s Liberal government’s attempts to reform the House of Lords – but somehow it was the caption which to me seemed to resonate down the years into these Coalition days:

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For others it may bring to mind Ming Campbell’s nag in Five Days that Changed Britain: “If you have a dog… for long enough, eventually you begin to look like your pet. Well, if you have a coalition partner, then it seems to me there’s a very grave risk eventually you’ll come to look like them.”

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