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Thread #148784   Message #3458437
Posted By: Charmion
28-Dec-12 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Scratch a Liberal, find a Fascist -Boxer
Subject: RE: BS: Scratch a Liberal, find a Fascist -Boxer
This is fascinating.

Now, a century or so ago, in the British Empire, the Liberals were the laissez-faire big business party and the Conservatives were the party of the old, paternalistic rural interest based on land ownership and protection of domestic markets through tariffs.

When did they swap ends?