I don't want to cause a kerfuffle.
Mark Oaten is entitled to write an article in the Times.
I just don't think he is right about 'common cause' between the LibDems and the Tories. Yes, if, a few months ago, you looked at some of the vague mood music that Cameron was emitting, he did seem like a bona fide Observer reader. But now he is showing his true colours (Hit a hoodie etc), so it is obvious that:
a) There is no common cause between the LibDems and the Tories, as we knew all along - the Cameron "sunshine" agenda was a sham masking the real Tory party.
b) The Tory party haven't really worked out what the heck they stand for, so how can you have common cause with a confused entity?