Well, I think it’s fair to say that it’s the latter. The Conservative Party are, and always have been, interfering, authoritarian, big state social reformists. “Progressives” indeed. There was that odd period where the Sir Bufton-Tuftons fell asleep at the wheel and let some woman drive, and she slipped some economic liberalism in, but that’s all over now and they’ve no intention of letting it happen again.
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