Fraser Nelson

Cameron’s five reasons to vote Tory

Cameron's five reasons to vote Tory
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So the winning question to David Cameron was Rhoda Klapp's "Give me five good reasons to vote tory". It chimes with our winning 2009 resolution for Cameron: "To resolve to produce 5 core reasons to vote Conservative which every British voter is familiar with by the next election". And his answer?

1) Get rid of an exhausted Labour government

2) Tories would give people more power over their lives, and devolve power to people and local authorities

3) Move away from an economy built on debt to one built on saving

4) Mend the broken society, with radical welfare reform

5) Radical school reform, too.

My take...

1) Amen: an exhausted and (under Brown) downright dangerous government.

2) Admirable aim, but Cameron needs firmer, harder examples of this (other than school reform). And beware local authorities: they tend to hoard power.

3) The household savings ratio rebounds spectacularly in recessions, so this will happen anyway.

4) Good: I await David Freud's next wave of reforms. The current set were designed pre-recession and need redrafting.

5) School reform is loaded with promise - to my mind, the single best reason to vote Tory. But needs to be discussed far more often.

Written byFraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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