November 14, 2009

IT GETS THE RIGHT EVEN CRAZIER:

Can Cameron deliver? (The Spectator, 11/14/09)

There is something about ‘compassionate conservatism’ that infuriates the Labour party, as if the very phrase were a deceitful contradiction in terms. The notion sends Gordon Brown into apoplexy. He can handle the Tories talking about economic efficiency or immigration, but he regards concern for the poorest as a subject purely for Labour. And for too many of the last 20 years, it has been. As a result Labour has incubated, through its dysfunctional welfare state, the most expensive poverty in the world. From the beginning of David Cameron’s leadership, he has focused on this outrage.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2009 7:22 PM
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