Term for the new face Tony Blair
put on the policies of Margaret Thacher
and her Conservative Party
. It is an ugly word for an ugly thing done by a crass, opportunistic
politician--who cares not for principle but for power, who only chose the Labor Party
because that was the way to create a different face from his predecessor. But little difference in content.
Similar to Bill Clinton and his triangulation of the Democratic Party in the United states.
Similar to Jean Chretien and his Liberal Party of Canada, Bob Rae and his New Democratic Party of Ontario, similar to 'die neue mitte' and the social democrats of Germany.
All political parties are now Tory.