Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Conservative speech that didn't set the hall alight | Conservative conference | Jackie Ashley | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

His big idea – the return of responsibility – seems to lack intellectual coherence. All Britain's problems, in his book, are the result of big government. Yet how can he honestly say that the tragic case of Fiona Pilkington, the mother who killed herself and her daughter after constant harassment, was the fault of big government? How can he expect us to believe that cutting government back will automatically make everything better?
A Conservative speech that didn't set the hall alight | Conservative conference | Jackie Ashley | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
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