Friday, December 31, 2004

New Tory leader required

Tory bigwig David Cameron has an article in today's telegraph in which he relates how he has been inspired by Margaret Thatcher's claim that Labour will never understand the importance of liberty under the rule of law. He thinks he might use this in the preamble to the next Conservative manifesto.

Which is fine and dandy but doesn't really tally with the party's support for compulsory ID cards. At the end of the day Michael Howard can't oppose ID cards because he supported them when he was in government. And the party's claims to support liberty are hollow when it is supporting ID cards.

Solution: a new party leader.