Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Toryism

George Osborne's speech to the Centre for Policy Studies last night has been described by Fraser Nelson on the 'Spectator' blog as 'all the best Cameron ideas without any of the dodgy ones'. Certainly, the speech - published in full here - is a cogent explanation of where Tory ideas currently stand, and is certainly worth reading. A year ago, there was still the worry that Cameron's Tory project was little more than a blank piece of paper. With the prospect of a Cameron premiership ever stronger, the question of what he will do with power is well and truly relevant, and he and key colleagues like Osborne are rising to the challenge.

On a student note, next year's A2 students should certainly be analysing the Osborne speech thoroughly in preparation for next year and the issue of Conservative ideology today.

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