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We're you thinking what the Conservatives were thinking? Did you believe the Lib Dems were the real alternative? Is Labour moving forward not back? This blog will focus on all things political. It will be irritating, agitating and maybe just maybe it will get you thinking.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

David sets out his stall

David Davis set out his stall as to what sort of Conservative party he wants, in an article in the Sunday Telegraph. I am sure this article will certainly create quite a bit of healthy debate in coming days.

I wholeheartedly support the stance taken about the need to fight big Government. Time and time again we here from certain quarters that Labour have stolen the clothes of the Conservative party. In the 80's and 90's the economic argument was won and people have moved on. The fundamental differences between Labour and Conservative is one side believes it knows what's best for individuals, and the other believes individuals know best what is right for them.

There is the old saying that a Socialist is someone who will tax you as much as possible - and when they can't tax you any more, they will tell you what to do with whatever you have left. There is still that distinct difference between Labour and Conservative. Under Tony Blair there is a belief that Government creates jobs, not business. That the state knows better than voluntary groups, individuals, parents and so on. If David Davis is speaking the language of freeing people from an overbearing Government, this can only be music to the ears of the British public, and New Labour should be rightly worried.


  • At Monday, June 06, 2005 11:21:00 am, Blogger THE CONSERVATIVE VICTORY said…

    DAVID DAVIS FOR LEADER - its the best idea we have for a chance of winning the next election. We need him as leader now not at the end of the year.

  • At Monday, June 06, 2005 4:25:00 pm, Blogger Serf said…

    No-one will buy something from a salesman who has no confidence in the product. That is where the modernisers fail. A Leader that believes what he says is the prerequisite for success.

  • At Monday, June 06, 2005 5:18:00 pm, Blogger Mark O'Brien said…

    I'm still worried that David Davis doesn't have the style. I'm not being an apologist for the cosmetic modernisers in the party. I just believe we need a leader with a little more power and charisma than David Davis commands.

  • At Tuesday, June 07, 2005 4:40:00 pm, Blogger Jonathan Boot said…

    I agree i think that David Davis does not have it within himself do lead the party. He does not show enough emotion. I think that David Cammeron or Dr Liam Fox should be leader.


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