Cameron looks to Blair rather than Thatcher

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  1. This is NOT GOOD!

    Looks like more of the same should Cameron win the next election...
  2. Cameron is using tactics, rather than go with the tried and tested 'slating' the other parties and being called a hypocrite, he has given the enemy no room for manouevre. Shrewd use of smoke and mirrors.
  3. Can you blame him? While many on Arrse would rather have Thatcherite policies than Blairite ones, that isn't true of the wider population.

    Would you advocate 80's style politics? Doubt that you'd get elected if you did. :wink:
  4. Thats the problem though stabtiffy. Todays politicians are more concerned with populist policies, rather than policies that are actually beneficial to the country as a whole. Mrs Thatcher knew this and made the hard decisions which successive governments wouldn't. We need someone with enough balls to emulate that.
  5. If the voters are only given a choice between "Blair Clone #1" and "Blair Clone #2" then the election is a sham intended create the illusion of voter control of the government without the actuality.
  6. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Go the populist route and you end up with Germany - a complete mess. Short term happiness against the realities of the modern world. How are they going to pay their pensions in the future?
  7. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Well one of Bliar's first invites to No 10 was Maggie, and he hi-jacked Tory policy as his own - why shouldn't Cameron do the same? A bit ironic in re-hi-jacking Tory policies from Neu Arbeit for Torys to follow.
  8. Exactly!!!!

    You end up with a populous who are happy in their mundane existence and don't actually care about what is being done in their name.
  9. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Sorry I should have said 'how are they going to pay your pension !!!' Feel good today but fcuk tomorrow. How big is that overdraft?