Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Who needs Tony-Lite when you can have the real thing?

Excellent summary of what the Conservative party should be saying (but isn't), courtesy of the Adam Smith Institute.

In summary,

i) small state
ii) give people more responsibility for their own lives. e.g. to sort out health and education for themselves
iii) lower taxes and flat taxes
iv) tolerance to others wihlst ensuring the welfare system does not subsidise intolerance in others
v) opposition to ID cards
vi) repeal of the Human Rights Act
vii) deportation of extrmists who preach hatred and violence

Seems so much like common sense that it is hard to remember that there are people violently opposed to these beliefs.