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Date published: 2009/10/08

The BBC says:

Conservative leader David Cameron has said he is "ready to be tested" if his party wins power, in his last conference speech ahead of an election.

He said times would be "tough" but his party would "rebuild responsibility" to "put Britain back on her feet".

In a personal reference, he said the death of his son Ivan had made him ask "do I really want to do this?".
He said a Conservative government would roll back "big government" in favour of a "stronger society".
He wanted a country where "the poorest children go to the best schools not the worst, where birth is never a barrier".

Cameron is not yet in power and he is already showing obnoxious tendencies, which is worrying. So he insists on perpetually dragging his son Ivan into these kinds of speeches, which becomes tiresome. And the idea that he asked himself for more than one nanosecond "do I really want to do this?" after the death of his son is fanciful. Cameron, if nothing else, is power obsessed.

And the BBC article does even come close to mentioning what Cameron said about "big government". So Cameron pretty much blamed all the evils of the world (well, of the UK) on "big government". Either he believes this nonsense, in which case he is a fool, or he does not, in which case he is just out and out cynical. In either case, he cannot be trusted to run government. Needless to say, you can look at just about any of the alleged ills of the UK, and trace a lot of the origin back to the Thatcher era, where the whole concept of society was demeaned in favour of making a quick buck. And one of the big problems with conservatives in the UK (and even more so in the US) is that they constantly trash talk government, and then they want to take over power so they can prove how bad government really is, and that is one of the few things they succeed in doing.

And if there is one thing you can guarantee will not happen at the end of the next Tory regime, whether it is in five years or eighteen years, it is the idea that "the poorest children [will] go to the best schools not the worst, where birth is never a barrier". Cameron is a perfect example of how important it is to be born rich (or at least very upper middle class) even in today's Britain. And most of the rest of the people that matter in the Tory party are similar to Cameron.

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