This article of mine appears over at the Guardian's Comment is Free website.
Neil Clark: The Lib Dems have proved less of a moderating influence than One Nation Tories in Thatcher's first years.
Ask any genuine socialist or progressive which was the most extremist British government since the war and it's long odds-on that they'd say one of the three administrations of Margaret Thatcher. But I believe that is now an outdated judgment. For when it comes to political extremism the present government has already outdone Thatcher.
The coalition, which its supporters ludicrously claims occupies the centre ground, seems hellbent on privatising the entire British state.
You can read the whole article here.