I've heard rumours - and I WILL SIGN AN AFFIDAVIT that I have heard rumours - that some senior Liberals have been having drinks with some senior Tories about merging the Liberal and Conservative parties and unite the right once and for all! It would like the Saskatchewan Party that was created in Sask. when most of the provincial Liberals united with the PCs to forma new rightwing party.
There are already discussions about the Liberals renouncing liberalism - unless its laissez-faire economic liberalism and talk of Ignatieff being Foreign Minister so he can implement all his neo-conservative views on foreign policy.
More and more Liberals are getting tired of having the worst of both worlds - for the last three years they have supported the Conservatives in parliament as the conservatives have brought in a host of policies that Liberals wish they could be the ones announcing and they don't even get anything in return. More and more Liberals are revolting against the party leadership and want to merge with the Tories that way - many senior Liberals would get cabinet portfolios and be able to start dispensing patronage to their hacks again. "Blue grits" like Frank McKenna and John Manley have apparently been leading the chargre behind the scenes to fold the Liberals into the Tory party.
You heard it here!