September 11, 2007

Tories on their own planet

The first job of the Opposition is to oppose the government.

Their next job is to propose policies different from the government's which might get them elected.

So the Conservatives' quality of life review will propose that shoppers using out-of-town supermarkets should be forced to pay car parking charges to defend the traditional British high street.

This blog has argued before that green policies are a political dead-end. If they are followed through, they inevitably bring people more expense and less freedom.

This is unlikely to be popular, except apparently on Planet Cameron. This is where you cycle to work with a car driven behind you. Apparently on Planet Cameron people will embrace the chance to make their shopping dearer, and vote for the politicians who propose it.

The Conservatives' ineptitude continues to be staggering.

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