Lack of Tory Balls
Oliver Letwin wants to talk about tax. He wants tax cuts, and so do his party.
But the Tory's are running scared of wanting cuts in services - so they are in a no win situation. To get real cuts in Tax, services have to be cut. People know that. Otherwise it is just a choice between two spotty MBAs as who can streamline management better. Now obviously the Tories have judged that they can't win by promising cuts in services. But they won't win by being nu-nu-labour either.
So wouldn't it be worth trying the gambit of being a radical party that promised real tax cuts? - and pointing out that people are better judges of how to spend their own money than politicians. At the moment I can't work out why I should care whether Labour or Tory run the economy. And that the Tory's real problem.