Tory loser knows how to win
..It also reflects a growing view among Tories on the modernising, liberal wing that the state of public services is of more pressing concern to voters than tax cuts, which they do not trust politicians to provide.
Mr Howard's speech, the first of several setting out his views on the party's future, will be seen as a coded attack on David Davis, the front-runner to succeed him.
I'm becoming more attracted to David Davis the more I hear...Howard is quite right in one way to say we don't trust politicians to deliver "tax cuts" - certainly didn't believe his wishy-washy promises. "Tax cuts" aren't just about the money, in fact the money is the minor consideration. It is the concept of rolling back the state and letting people spend their own money how they want, rather than believing in a system that says that 4 out of every 10 pence I earn will be more wisely spent by The Government than I could manage to do.