Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More Freelance Activism

It baffles me why Cameron is being hailed as a great leader for the Tories' recent rise in the polls when it came about as a result of him adopting one of the very policies he set himself against, namely tax cuts.

As Guido reminds us, the impetus for this new policy didn't even come from anyone in the Nu Tory camp. Yes, the Tories eventually picked these ideas up, but then so did Brown and no one's trying to claim he's a born-again conservative. Instead, what we have here is activists setting the agenda, with the Tories arriving once the battles been won. Again. All of which is just by way of saying that as far as winning the battles of ideas in this country goes, the Tories are irrelevant.

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