Monday, October 08, 2007

Party Games.

The Tories have had a very good couple of weeks and I certainly feel far happier about supporting David Cameron and his close followers now than I did a few weeks ago, it appears that cutting taxes is popular after all. I still get the strong impression that many Cameroons basically despise mainstream conservatives. Whatever my qualms about Cameronism it is still a far more appealing confection than the Tax & Waste policies of Labour.

2 comments:

Umbongo said...

Ross

"Whatever my qualms about Cameronism it is still a far more appealing confection than the Tax & Waste policies of Labour." And what part of the confection is not tax 'n' waste? Osborne's policy (for the first 3 years of a Conservative administration) is to continue Labour's financial nostrums (to ensure . . . er . . . stability, we're told). A couple of quiet wanks into the tissues of IHT and popularist nondom taxation does not imply a love affair with genuine low-tax policies.

Ross said...

I take your point that their are no commitments to major tax cuts, but I think that is understandable seeing as how at the previous two elections even the most modest proposals for tax cuts were treated as though they were somehow unaffordable (whereas the government's spurious figures were ignored). The thing is though that the IHT proposals are a recognition that we are overtaxed which is not something that Gordon Brown believes is possible.

"Osborne's policy (for the first 3 years of a Conservative administration) is to continue Labour's financial nostrums"

Labour's policy in 1997 was to stick to Tory spending plans, but we ended up with the quickest rising tax rates in the developed world. The thing is even when the Conservatives and Labour have identical spending plans taxes rise far more quickly under Labour.