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Blair's Legacy

Britain 'more Thatcherite now than in the 80s' says survey | Education | The Guardian

Britain is now more Thatcherite than when Margaret Thatcher was in power, with people much less supportive of the welfare state and the redistribution of wealth than in the 1980s, according to an authoritative study of the country's mood.
New Labour oversaw the biggest recorded shift to the right in public attitudes on those measures...
In 1991, 58% thought the government should spend more on benefits. By 2009 that had more than halved to 27%.
Just over half (51%) backed policies to redistribute income from rich to poor in 1989, compared with 36% now.

All we need now is a Tory Party that also believes in Thatcherism.

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New Labour oversaw the biggest recorded shift to the right in public attitudes on those measures...

Horse cobs!

NuLabour was the socialists' response to a dramatic rightward shift in the nation's attitudes. After forty years of socialist buggering around even the tribal voters in the celtic bantustans were beginning to realise that the leftie dream was nothiong but a chimera.

Sadly, as you point out, the Tories seem to have missed this glaringly obvious point by a country mile. How else can one explain Dave's complete failure to capitalise on Gordon's dismal record last May?

or even just a party that believes in Tory principles would do.

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