Does Dave want our votes or not?
David Cameron should impose significant increases in taxes on beer, wine and spirits if elected prime minister, according to the man charged with leading Conservative social policy.
In an interview with The Times, Iain Duncan Smith accuses the supermarkets of “being as close to immoral as you can get” by selling alcohol so cheaply and of “creating alcoholics”.
The former Tory leader says that the political parties are “in the grip of cowardice” for failing to advocate a big jump in the cost of alcohol for fear of alienating the voters before the general election. He says the tax should be ring-fenced for spending on the treatment of alcohol-related illnesses.
DaveWatch: Chairman Cameron sends his steel-hard cadres for re-education on climate change – Telegraph Blogs
Ten “high-fliers” from the Conservative candidates’ list were despatched last week to a “workshop” (what else?) designed to indoctrinate them into the mythology of climate change.
It looks as if Dave and his comrades were alarmed by a survey of Conservative candidates in winnable seats that showed “reducing Britain’s carbon footprint” came bottom of a list of 19 priorities for these unreconstructed Tories. The “re-education” course was run by an organisation called Green Alliance.....he Cameronian Conservative Party chains itself to the dead myth of AGW and attempts to indoctrinate its candidates into that discredited socialist superstition.
Why do Dave and his chums not simply parade wearing placards reading “Don’t vote for us”?