Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Real tories? Do me a favour....

Maverick Tory MP Douglas Carswell scoffs at the notion that Cameron is different. Selections from his latest post -

"How on earth did the Conservative leadership manage to end up being on the side of state regulation of the press? Much the same way it once ended up advocating a prices and incomes policy in the 1970s. Or membership of the ERM in the 1980s. If there's a great, big muddled mess....you get buffeted by events into adopting all kinds of wrong-headed positions. Into the vacuum come all the faddish thoughts and voguish assumptions of the age. (How is that Downing Street Nudge Unit coming along, by the way?)"

"On many of the big macro issues of the day – press regulation, energy or monetary policy, Britain's EU membership, the Lobbying Bill – the Tory party leadership has simply got it wrong.....Remember that excited talk about the Big Society? A government for the post-bureaucratic age? An administration committed to helping with the cost of living can do little to prevent energy bills rising.....ministers bring forward measures that will attempt to draw bloggers and facebook campaign groups into the ambit of compliance."

"Monetary policy remains rooted in the notion that we can grow prosperous by spending money we do not have...On Europe, we offer an In/Out referendum.....from the position that our EU membership is there to be defended – something that looks less and less tenable with every set of trade figures."

2 comments:

  1. How on earth did the Conservative leadership manage to end up being on the side of state regulation of the press?

    Question I've asked myself.

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    1. Why the heck James' comment escaped my gmail inbox - where I moderate - I can only guess. Happens a lot....

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