National Community Activists Network
Cameron and the right slip further and further as more and more poeple see Neoliberalism moving into dangerous areas and its obsesive move to shrink the state, this from a Oct paper "Slip Sliding Away" as Paul Simon put it
The Conservatives have not won a general election for more than 20 years. "The party is still stranded too far to the right from where most voters want them to be on public services and the economy. There is an absolutely clear consensus among academics that the Conservatives didn't win the election because ... they scared too many people. In government, they have proved to these people that their fears were well-founded." Max Wind-Cowie, head of the Progressive Conservatism Project at the think-tank Demos, agrees: "In many ways Cameron has transformed the Conservatives – for example, Tory MP's now look and feel more like the rest of us – but the one thing he didn't do was rethink economically." Cameron retains a Thatcherite faith in the free market; since the financial crisis began, it has felt more and more out of date, given all the market meltdowns and "the public's quite sudden distrust of the neoliberal economic project". His desire to shrink the state, similarly, has come up against voters' stubborn fondness for big state institutions such as the NHS: "The right of the party need to accept that the public are not just one snappy libertarian argument away from telling the state to bugger off."
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